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Impressive! Supermassive black hole “M87”: the new images that impact the world

UNITED STATES.- In a joint work by telescopes around the world, new images of the supermassive black hole “ M87 ” have been released to surprise all lovers of astronomy . In this way, the investigations around this black hole are still latent after being captured in 2019 by the Event Horizon Telescope, making this one of the most amazing astronomical phenomena . 

Of course, in order to achieve this incredible work, a good number of years of work and a group of radio telescopes have been used that have covered the entire planet. Combining their observations is that a scientific team has added insane data that has come from other telescopes that reveal various characteristics of the supermassive black hole “M87” and the imposing jet of plasma that it launches. 

In this sense, it is worth noting that the results have been published in the renowned journal “The Astrophysical Journal Letters”. Thus, it is detailed that the devices used for observation were the Hubble space telescope; the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Swift X-ray Telescope; the NuSTAR space telescope; the Swift Neil Gehrels Observatory; and HESS, MAGIC, VERITAS and the Fermi-Large Area telescope.

Therefore, it was reported that the supermassive black hole is active and is absorbing material from the hot disk of dust and gas that is on its periphery. Therefore, the first analysis by the Event Horizon Telescope found that the surrounding region was the dimmest ever seen and this implies that “M87” is extremely bright and not obscured by its glare. 

“With the release of these data, combined with the resumption of observation and an improved EHT, we know that many exciting new results await us,” revealed Mislav Balokovic, an astrophysicist at Yale University . Finally, they also explained that gamma radiation does not arise near the horizon, but rather occurs at a location much further from the black hole. 

Bruce Dorminey
I'm a science journalist and host of Cosmic Controversy (brucedorminey.podbean.com) as well as author of "Distant Wanderers: the Search for Planets Beyond the Solar System."  I primarily cover aerospace and astronomy. I’m a former Hong Kong bureau chief for Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine and former Paris-based technology correspondent for the Financial Times newspaper who has reported from six continents. A 1998 winner in the Royal Aeronautical Society's Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards (AJOYA), I’ve interviewed Nobel Prize winners and written about everything from potato blight to dark energy. Previously, I was a film and arts correspondent in New York and Europe, primarily for newspaper outlets like the International Herald Tribune, the Boston Globe and Canada's Globe & Mail. Recently, I've contributed to Scientific American.com, Nature News, Physics World, and Yale Environment 360.com. I'm a current contributor to Astronomy and Sky & Telescope and a correspondent for Renewable Energy World. Twitter @bdorminey