Photo: ASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt/R. Connors
Particles of light were able to overcome the pull of a black hole being at the event horizon.
Astronomers from the California Institute of technology in Pasadena for the first time in the history of observations recorded the “escape” of light from a black hole. This was reported in a scientific article in The Astrophysical Journal.
The theory that particles of light can be freed from the grip of gravity of a black hole, appeared in 1970.
For the first time to see these particles managed during observation of dual x-ray star XTE J1550-564. this space object is a pair of stars and black holes. It attracts matter to itself, forming around a disk of hot plasma.
Sometimes a black hole consumes most of the disk, causing powerful flares in x-ray and gamma ranges.
Having studied one of these explosions, the scientists created a computer model of the motion of light rays in the vicinity of the event horizon of a black hole. It turned out that these photons differ in some characteristics from other forms of light produced by dual x-ray star. It also helps them to “escape” from a black hole, being in close proximity to the event horizon.
Scientists say that this discovery confirms the fact that the theory of relativity correctly describes the behavior of black holes.
On the eve of the hypothesis of Einstein confirmed the clock on the tower. It was also reported that he was shown the real form of black holes.