Just When You Thought That Black Holes Only Drag Things In

NASA Spot Something Weird Spewing Out Of A Black Hole

Given all the information and reports that we here about Black Holes then you don’t  have to  be a Rocket Scientist to know that they only suck things in rather spit them out. Well NASA have seen something very strange at the Black Hole Markarian 335. What is going on and why has this happened  when it defies the knowledge we currently have about them?

Read on to find out what exactly happened and feel free to leave a comment

Two of NASA’s space telescopes, including the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), miraculously observed a black hole’s corona “launched” away from the supermassive black hole. Then a massive pulse of X-ray energy spewed out. So, what exactly happened? That’s what scientists are trying to figure out now.

“This is the first time we have been able to link the launching of the corona to a flare,” Dan Wilkins, of Saint Mary’s University, said. “This will help us understand how supermassive black holes power some of the brightest objects in the universe.”


NuSTAR’s principal investigator, Fiona Harrison, noted that the nature of the energetic source is “mysterious,” but added that the ability to actually record the event should provide some clues about the black hole’s size and structure, along with (hopefully) some fresh intel on how black holes function. Luckily for us, this black hole is still 324 million light-years away.

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