Even among eminent scientists and researchers, black holes remain a source of tremendous consternation. Every time we think we’ve cracked the code, it throws us more perplexing questions.
You don’t need to be an expert in science to understand that black holes often pull things in rather than spit them out. However, NASA just discovered something unexpected near the supermassive black hole Markarian 335.
So, what’s the big deal about this? The explanation is because Black Holes are known to have extremely powerful gravitational pulls, so strong that light cannot escape them.
A black hole’s corona was “propelled” away from a supermassive black hole, according to two NASA satellite observatories, including the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR). Then came a massive blast of X-ray energy. So, what occurred exactly? That is the question that scientists are now pondering.
“This is the first time we’ve been able to correlate the corona’s launch to a flare,” Saint Mary’s University’s Dan Wilkins stated. “This will aid our understanding of how supermassive black holes fuel some of the universe’s brightest objects.”
The nature of the energy source remains a “mystery,” according to Fiona Harrison, NuSTAR’s principal investigator, but the ability to actually catch the event should provide some indicators about the black hole’s size and structure, as well as (hopefully) some new insight into how black holes function. Fortunately for us, this black hole is still 324 million light-years away.
A black hole is a location so dark that even the rules of physics don’t apply. But what if black holes aren’t that ominous after all? What if they’re actually some sort of cosmic stargate, or perhaps a portal to a parallel universe?
It may seem like the plot of a smart science-fiction film, but fresh calculations by quantum physicists now reveal that the stargate hypothesis is the superior theory.
Black holes do not end in a singularity, according to the surprising new findings. According to New Scientist, these are “portals to other worlds.”