Visible light from black hole discovered for first time

8 January 2016 0

For the first time, visible light has been detected streaming from a black hole, researchers announced Wednesday. The light was visible to almost anyone with a simple consumer telescope. Last June, NASA’s Swift space telescope picked up a burst of radiation from a black hole called V404 Cygni, located in the constellation Cygnus. The outburst ended a 26-year period of inactivity and caused an international team of astronomers to point telescopes toward the hole. The Read More

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