Discovered What Feeds Black Holes


Scientists working at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands studied black holes by taking images from various telescopes around the world. As a result of the investigation, they discovered what basically feeds the black holes, which forever swallow everything around them.

Black holes, which have gigantic examples in the centers of galaxies, are considered to be one of the most mysterious beings in the universe. But is it simply because they contain an enormous amount of matter or are they millions of times the mass of the Sun? No, the incredible densities of matter no larger than our solar system also have a significant effect on this. Black holes can trap material around them, and along with the capture process they can send huge amounts of energy however, black holes are not easy to detect during these infrequent capture periods.

A study led by researcher Almudena Prieto at the Institute for Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC) found that what surrounds and feeds these black holes at the centers of galaxies may also be the natural cause of darkening of the centers of many galaxies when nuclear black holes are active. long, narrow filaments of dust discovered that. The results of the study were recently published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Space telescopes around the world were used in the research.

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Using images from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at the European Southern Observatory (ESO), and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, scientists directly demonstrated the nuclear feeding of a black hole in galaxy NGC 1566 by these filaments. They were able to visualize it. The merged images show how the dust filaments separate and then travel directly towards the center of the galaxy, before being swallowed up. that they spiral around the black hole it reveals.

The lead author of the study, Almundena Prieto, commented on the findings.This group of telescopes has given us an entirely new perspective on an extremely large black hole, thanks to its high angular resolution imaging and panoramic visualization of its surroundings; because these telescopesthe moment when the oz filaments fall into the black hole and disappear It allows us to follow. ” said.