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Postcard from the edge… of a supermassive black hole – Japan Today

The astronomers who gave the world its first true glimpse of a black hole have produced another landmark image, this time capturing the polarised light swirling…

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The astronomers who gave the world its first true glimpse of a black hole have produced another landmark image, this time capturing the polarised light swirling around the same star-eating monster’s magnetic fields.
But it is more than just a pretty picture.
Never before has it been possible to measure polarisation — which causes light waves to vibrate in a single plane — so close to the edge of a black hole.
The new observations, based on data collected by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) in…

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