Black hole: Light was observed on the other side of a black hole Astrophysicists observed for the first time light that comes from on the other side of a black hole, using telescopy to see the physics provided by Einstein's theory of relativity. Black holes literally "swallow" everything, including light, which means that seeing any form of light is technically impossible.
However, one new study used an unusual result where light "echoes" around the black hole, which means that scientists can see it from the other side. The observation was made after the scientists analyzed X-rays that were "thrown" in the universe from an oversized black hole, which is located in the middle of one galaxy 800 million light years away.
These X-rays arrived with one strange pattern. After the initial rays of light, they arrived smaller that they had different "colors" of those that were most obvious. Dan Wilkins, an astrophysicist at Stanford University, said the rays appear to reflect from the other side of the black hole. But this is extremely unusual, since black holes are better known for destroying light than for being its source.
"Every light that enters this black hole does not come out, so we must not be able to see anything behind it. "The reason we can see it is because this black hole distorts space, bends light and rotates magnetic fields around itself.", Wilkins explained.
The discovery of light on the other side of a black hole was predicted by Einstein's theory of relativity. But it has never happened before and this discovery marks the first time light is observed directly behind a black hole. Observations of light on the other side of the black hole were made using a telescope Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) of the European Space Agency (ESA) and its NuSTAR telescope NASA.
More accurate telescopes could help astrophysicists understand these natural phenomena, as well as other strange behaviors of black holes. In the future, there will surely be more exciting discoveries about the most extreme objects of nature.