Details of the first full-resolution image of a huge black hole help to know how it devours matter

Written by Amira Shehata

Friday, April 14, 2023 08:00 AM

Scientists have revealed humanity’s first glimpse on the only full-resolution image for a supermassive black hole The largest ever produced, located in the heart of a galaxy Messier 87 Which is 55 million light-years from Earth, and in 2019 became the first black hole that astronomers photographed directly, and now, with the help of artificial intelligence machine learning (AI), she got her first official transformation in more detail.

According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, scientists say that this new perspective of the supermassive black hole will play an important role in our ability to understand its behavior and could help explain How does a hole devour matter?.

The machine learning algorithm could also allow scientists to study Sagittarius A Better yet, the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

The researchers said they have a full-resolution image of the black hole M87 It revealed a larger and darker central region than first thought, surrounded by bright accretion gas. The width of the ring in the image was also found to be much smaller than previously thought.

The researchers produced the image with the help of data from Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)The width of the ring in the image is now about two times smaller, which will be a strong limitation for theoretical models and gravity tests.

Estimated black hole mass M87 about 6.5 billion times the mass of our Sun and it releases intense bursts of energy, and these bright jets, which emanate from the core of M87 Extending at least 5,000 light-years from its center, it is one of the galaxy’s most mysterious and vibrant features.

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