“Something Completely Unexpected” –Mysterious Disk Orbiting Supermassive Black Hole | The Daily Galaxy

“We saw something completely unexpected” said astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, who found a mysterious thin disk of material furiously whirling around a supermassive black hole at the heart of magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 3147 located some 130 million light-years away from Earth. The conundrum, the researchers say, is that the disk shouldn’t be there, based on current astronomical theories.However, the unexpected presence of a disk so close to a black hole offers a unique opportunity to test Albert Einstein’s theories of relativity. General relativity describes gravity as the curvature of space, and special relativity describes the relationship between time and space… More about this article in the link below…


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