While what we know about black holes, one of the biggest mysteries in our universe, is very limited, scientists continue their research on this mysterious space object. In one of these studies, it was discovered that light could escape from the black hole.
One of the most mysterious and perhaps scariest things in the universe is black holes. Although it is known for certain that black holes exist, our knowledge about them is very limited. But scientists have made a new discovery that has the potential to help understand the nature of black holes.
According to the news in Live Science, scientists examined the archived X-Ray observation data of a black hole, whose mass is 10 times more than the Sun and 17 thousand light years away from Earth. Researchers have discovered a new, special way that can escape the intense shooting of light, black hole.
Can light escape the shooting of the black hole?
According to the study, the light in the collecting disc of the black hole can escape into space. The researchers discovered that the XTE J1550-564 light in the black hole examined could not escape directly from the disc, but after it was pulled by the hole, it reflected back from the disc just like a boomerang.
Riley Connors, a post-doctoral researcher at the California Institute of Technology Physics and the author of the research, says that the corona-striking light bounces and then reaches telescopes. “What we found and predicted in the 1970s was that you can see the light from the disc,” Connors said of the discovery of the research teams.
This discovery is thought to be a great gain in learning the other sides of the black holes. For example; By calculating how much this light is twisted and bounces back, researchers can learn new things about the speed of rotation of black holes.
Connors says that this discovery is a more reliable way to measure how quickly black holes rotate. The researcher says that this phenomenon has been recorded in the XTE J1550-564 system, but other black holes may also exhibit similar behavior.