Dec 24, 2022

X-ray Jet From Black Hole Pointed at Earth — New Discovery — [10]

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In this lesson, you will learn about a recent discovery of a black hole interacting with a nearby star and shooting a jet of high energy matter and x-rays in the direction of earth. The signal is called a tidal disruption event, and is named AT2022cmc. It was detected by the Zwicky Transient Facility and subsequent observations in the x-ray region was done by observatories around the world. MIT and the University of Birmingham published the findings in Nature Astronomy. The object is 8.5 billion light years away, and so is the most distant and brightest gamma ray burst ever detected. It is thought that we are looking at the jet of x-rays head on.

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