How can we see black holes if they’re invisible?
[ This blog is dedicated to tracking my most recent publications. Subscribe to the feed to keep up with all the science stories I write! ] The Shadow of a Black Hole From NOVA: The invisible manifests itself through the visible: so say many of the great works of philosophy, poetry, and religion. It’s also…
High-resolution image of supermassive black hole shows engine of destruction
A collection of four big telescopes in Arizona, California, and Hawaii have banded together to examine one of the biggest black holes we know: the beast at the heart of the galaxy M87. What they found: the disk of gas driving M87’s huge jet rotates the same direction as the black hole that made it.…