A team of astronomers who were observing a black hole with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope made an unexpected discovery by observing a rotating disk of material around the black hole, which is located at a distance of about 130 million light years from distance. from the earth.
The Hubble Space Telescope has identified an unusual object near a black hole
The black hole is at the center of an unusual galaxy known as NGC 3147. The galaxy is part of the low-light class of galaxies. What makes it remarkable is the fact that these types of galaxies are usually not able to form and sustain a disc of material that is consumed by black holes that are in their center.
The disc that was observed by the researchers is quite similar to that observed in the case of larger galaxies, according to the study. One of the researchers who contributed to the document stated that a disk of this type tends to be encountered among galaxies that are up to 100,000 brighter than what was examined by the team. This means that current prediction models for weak active galaxies are incorrect and will need to be reviewed in the long run.
The disc of this black hole spits material at high speed
During the study, the team analyzed data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope from the huge black hole, which has a mass that is up to 250 million times larger than that of our sun and concluded that the material disc rotated at an impressive speed that was about 10% of the speed of light.
The new data also allowed them to explore the two theories of relativity developed by Albert Einstein, who played an important role in attempts to understand the universe. The research also deduces that the black hole is embedded in the depths of the gravitational field generated by the black hole. Further research could be underway as the team will try to find other discs of the same nature in the future.
Andre Blair is the main editor of Advocator.ca. He holds a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Toronto; and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) of the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Andre specializes in environmental health, but writes about a variety of problems.