Researchers now have the ability to see light being ejected by a supermassive dark hole 800 million light-years from Earth. These light waves — called “echoes” — were detected in the form of X-rays, according to a study published in the Nature journal. Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity predicted over 100 years ago that the gravitational force of black holes could twist magnetic fields and bend lightwaves around them.
Einstein’s theory says that light waves can be seen coming out of the backside of a black hole. This theory has been finally proven correct.
Initial black holes were thought to be empty spaces. The theory was later rewritten when more detailed research revealed that a “black hole” is a very small area containing a large amount of matter. Imagine a black hole as a star tenx larger than our Sun, compressed into a small sphere the size a large city. This compression creates a strong gravitational pull that is impossible for light to escape.
Previous studies have shown that light waves bend around black holes. However, this is not the only way to find out. first timeScientists saw light waves emerging from the other side a black hole.
Dan Wilkins is a Stanford University astrophysicist who was also the study’s coauthor. Statement any light that goes into the black hole doesn’t come out, “So, we shouldn’t be able to see anything that’s behind the black hole. Because the black hole is warping space, twisting magnetic fields and bending light around itself, we can see this.
Wilkins and his colleagues used a high-power Xray telescope to study Zwicky 1, the black hole in the centre of the spiral galaxy. They discovered that light, in form of X-rays was being ejected by the black hole’s rearside. This is an uncommon phenomenon.
Black holes are formed when massive stars explode into a supernova and collapse in on themselves.