Details: One focus for future scientists is to try to observe and understand powerful radiation jets and high-speed high particles that are released from near the black holes close to the speed of light. Black holes are considered the source of the most energetic particles in the universe, known as cosmic rays.
Context: The photograph, taken by the Horizon Telescope of the Event, shadows The Messier 87 (M87 black) an excellent black hole of the galaxy surrounded by a light ring near the passage of the object to horizon – the point that cannot with nothing, even light, escape from the gravitational pull of the black hole
- It seems that the material towards the universe is brighter than the side moving away.
What next: Sera Markoff, a member of the EHT scientific council and tells theoretical physicist at the University of Amsterdam, for Axios, even with the new discovery, that scientists are still limited in understanding on black holes.
"I have a great interest in this theoretical physics interface, and are really black holes?" Markoff tells Axios.
"We know that Einstein was generally correct, but we don't understand why gravity works the way it does at a microscopic level. How does it work? The others… general explains that generally how it works, but it does not answer why. ”
– Sera Markoff
Markoff says that the literally rooted black hole jets could be used to find out something fundamental about nature the space time. "So we're not there yet, but there are so many advances from this," she says.
The intrigue: "The most exciting thing we could do is introduce Einstein, to find out there is something new in this gravitational laboratory," Avery Broderick, a astrophysist with the EHT team, 1965 said at the press conference
- "The problem of quantum gravity is unresolved with our existing tools. Black holes are one of the places they are looking for," Broderick said.
Where is it: Currently, EHT consists of 9 radio telescopes at 7 sites, including those in Antarctica and Greenland.
- The EHT team is planning to add 2 more to the mix by 2020 and is putting together proposals to boost a space-based telescope the ability to investigate black hole secrets