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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.edit on 15-3-2016 by bandersnatch because: (no reason given)
"The occurrence was observed when they saw a large flare coming out of the supermassive black hole, Markarian 335" Two of their X-rays saw the pulse and, as we understand, it looked cooler than your average space pulse. “This is the first time we have been able to link the launching of the corona to a flare. This will help us understand how supermassive black holes power some of the brightest objects in the universe.” –Dan Wilkins of Saint Mary’s University
originally posted by: Gothmog
Nice. I have seen pictures of the bursts that come from the super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy. Well renditions of them anyway. My question is , why is NASA saying they have never seen this before ?
Nevertheless , interesting pictures.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: bandersnatch
Being that this thing is over 300 million light years away, this event actually occurred during the Carboniferous geologic period here on earth!
That is PRE-Dinosaurs!!!!
en.wikipedia.org... - I found it interesting to look at what life forms were dominating our planet at that time
originally posted by: chr0naut
OK, after a little digging, it appears to be a reference to a JPL article from 27 October last year referencing an observation from 2007.
The results suggest that supermassive black holes send out beams of X-rays when their surrounding coronas -- sources of extremely energetic particles -- shoot, or launch, away from the black holes.
"This is the first time we have been able to link the launching of the corona to a flare," said Dan Wilkins of Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Canada, lead author of a new paper on the results appearing in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. "This will help us understand how supermassive black holes power some of the brightest objects in the universe."
Supermassive black holes don't give off any light themselves, but they are often encircled by disks of hot, glowing material. The gravity of a black hole pulls swirling gas into it, heating this material and causing it to shine with different types of light. Another source of radiation near a black hole is the corona. Coronas are made up of highly energetic particles that generate X-ray light, but details about their appearance, and how they form, are unclear.
originally posted by: 3danimator2014
Why not post from NASA website rather than another conspiracy one?
A jet of gas spewing from a huge black hole has mysteriously brightened, flaring to 90 times its normal glow.
"I did not expect the jet in M87 or any other jet powered by accretion onto a black hole to increase in brightness in the way that this jet does,"
Madrid found that between 1999 and 2005, the blob continually brightened. By May 2005, HST-1 was 90 times brighter than it was in 1999. After that, it seemed to fade, and then intensified again in November 2006.