Black Holes, A lens to the Galaxy.

Parson

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This morning I read about some intriguing discoveries that are lurking in the first picture of a black hole. As I understand it, the black hole has rings of light that show the rest of the galaxy, or so the scientists believe. The Science is pretty much beyond me, but here is a link to the newspaper piece and inside it is a link to a science journal article which was well beyond me.

Infinite Visions Were Hiding in the First Black Hole Image’s Rings
 

hitmouse

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There is a bit of hyperbole in that article, but black holes do behave like giant gravitational lenses, bending light around them, so the rings are made up of composite light from multiple sources
 
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