A BLACK HOLE ALMOST REACH THE SPEED OF THE LIGHT

A supermassive black hole reached some incredible numbers, for it reached 86% of the speed of the light approximately. The scientists carried out observations with X-rays, which revealed details of the area of the black hole.

These emissions of energy with X-rays allowed analyzing the structure nearest to the black hole in a detailed way.

The scientists used the XMM-Newton telescopes and NuStar to observe the galaxy NGC 1356, and thanks to these telescopes they arrived to the conclusion from which the material in the most stable interior orbit about the black hole turns with a speed that is 84% of the speed of the light.

This black hole finds in the galaxy barred NGC 1356, two times bigger that our Milk way.

The black holes can have a mass of up to ten thousand a million times that of the sun, por iso, nowadays is thought that every galaxy has a black hole in the center, who increase his size when gulping clouds or stars of his surrounding.

In my opinion, to launch telescopes to the space is one of the best ideas about the human being, for they allow analyzing the behaviors, in this case of black holes, or even discovering other systems, since there can be life in another place.

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Source of information: http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2013/03/05/ciencia/1362484030.html

Original source: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/nustar/news/nustar20130227.html

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One Response to A BLACK HOLE ALMOST REACH THE SPEED OF THE LIGHT

  1. > The title you chosed is misleading as 86% is not equal to 100%. Black holes ‘almost’ reach the speed of light in their rotating movement.
    > The NASA’s piece of news on NuSTAR Mission is more digestible that the original source, a really hard and specialized paper. You can easily locate it with this data in the newspaper’s article: “El trabajo de Risaliti y colaboradores ha sido publicado el 28 de febrero pasado en Nature”.
    You’ll see that Rafael Bachiller has chosen a literal translation: “Un agujero negro supermasivo en rotación vertiginosa” for ‘A rapidly spinning supermassive black hole at the centre of NGC 1365?

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