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Black Hole image ran through de-blurring software has focus

17 April 2019

"In addition, the shape of the shadow that a black hole casts strongly depends on the black hole parameters like its mass and spin".

An worldwide scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics - the first-ever photo of a black hole - using a global network of telescopes to gain insight into celestial objects with gravitational fields so strong no matter or light can escape.

The black hole that was captured in a first-ever picture has a moniker was named "Powehi", which means "establishing dark source of unending creation".

Numerous traits possessed by supermassive black holes continue to puzzle researchers, including the odd cases when some of them can release jets loaded with material even if they are inescapable objects and the feat should be impossible.

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"I ask NASA, the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration and all the astronomers and scientists involved in this discovery, to name this black hole after Chris Cornell", petition creator Giuliana Jarrin writes in the petition description.

"This is the first time we have a visual image of the region so close to the black hole event horizon (a point of no return)".

The team's observations of the black hole at the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster, lend strong support to the theory of general relativity put forward in 1915 by physicist Albert Einstein to explain the laws of gravity and their relation to other natural forces.

Previously, indirect evidence and a great deal of speculation had been published concerning the mysterious existence of black holes.

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Black holes are notoriously hard to see, their gravity is so extreme that nothing, not even light, can escape across the boundary at a black hole edge.

This new research might change that. This use of the focus also deepens the blacks, which improves the quality of the black holes center. This gives us a new and more direct way to estimate the black hole parameters.

"The fact that the image is so close to what we predicted was really a striking confirmation that scientists know what they are doing", he said.

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Black Hole image ran through de-blurring software has focus