Astronomers detect light from behind a black hole for the first time

Space Daily


Washington DC (UPI) Jul 28, 2021

Gas, dust and light that get sucked into a black hole are lost forever - so it shouldn't be possible to see light from behind a black hole. But that's just what astronomers spotted while observing a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy 800 million light-years away. While studying a series of X-ray flares emitted by the black hole, Stanford University astrophysicist

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