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Astronomers Image Magnetic Fields at the Edge of M87’s Black Hole

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The FINANCIAL -- An international team of astronomers, including University of Massachusetts Amherst professors Gopal Narayanan and Peter Schloerb, has just revealed a new view of the massive black hole at the center of a galaxy located 55 million light-years away, known as the M87 galaxy. This new image, captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, shows how M87 looks in polarized light, and is published today in two papers appearing in The Astrophysical Journal (links here and here). It is the first time astronomers have been able to measure polarization, a signature of magnetic fields, this close to the…

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Astronomers Image Magnetic Fields at the Edge of M87’s Black Hole

3 mins read

The FINANCIAL -- An international team of astronomers, including University of Massachusetts Amherst professors Gopal Narayanan and Peter Schloerb, has just revealed a new view of the massive black hole at the center of a galaxy located 55 million light-years away, known as the M87 galaxy. This new image, captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT)…