posted on Nov, 22 2013 @ 03:55 PM
reply to post by Angelic Resurrection
As I understand it matter entering a black hole first enters the accretion disk that surrounds it. This particular supermassive black hole is 1
million times more massive than out sun. While the gas in question has a mass equivalent to three earth sized planet.
As the images seem to offer we cannot see the object all those stars are orbiting. But once the gas enters the accretion disk, that aspect of the
black hole will be visible, as well as a darker area at center, kind of like a solar eclipse. But since it is not a solar eclipse the resultant data
will be offered for the first time in history.
With regards to other responses related to how long this will take for the Black Hole to absorb the gas in question?
In relative terms and compared to the size of the black hole the conditions will allow for an observation of the phenomenon Unlike observations of
In that case the black hole is feeding so intensely any chance of observing detail is impossible, while in this case it may very well be not. How long
it will take for the black hole to absorb the material is an interesting question and would be great if we were able to observe this process for the
next 10 years .