Astronomers have been doing a fantastic job this year of giving us a whole lot of what we want to see from outer space: Mainly black holes doing insane black-hole stuff. You're in luck because NASA has a new visualization showing how these vast objects work.
The visualization allows people to appreciate the way a black hole's monstrous gravity affects and distorts the observer's perception of these massive bodies. Even light can not move fast enough to escape a black hole's pull if it falls beyond this point.
"It's definitely an exciting time for people who study black holes/ especially because, in this case too, this tidal disruption event, when a black hole shreds apart a star, that only happens every ten thousands to 100 thousand years or so it is relatively rare so any opportunity we have to study them we are using all our facilities, everything we can throw at it".
The photon ring in the new visualisation looks almost circular and identical from any of the viewing angle.
Researcher Shobita Satyapal, from George Mason University, said in a statement that "Dual and triple black holes are exceedingly rare".
The swirling motion of the gas tangles the magnetic field of the black hole which is represented by the knots in the simulation said by Jeremy Schnittman, Astrophysicist of NASA.
Astronomers estimated the supermassive black hole that generated the event weighs around 6 million times the sun's mass. On the right side, however, the opposite happens where the glowing gas becomes slightly dimmer, the report said. As the vehicle rounds one turn and faces you, its motor sounds louder because the auto is moving toward you, so its sound waves get compacted. As light circles the black hole two, three or more times, it forms a photon ring. The extreme gravity of the black hole changes the direction of light that is emitted by different regions of the disk, thereby producing the misshapen appearance.
He also mentioned follow-up perceptions by NASA's Swift space telescope, the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton space telescope, and telescopes in the worldwide Las Cumbres Observatory arrange in California.