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Chandra Captures X-rays in Coordination with Event Horizon Telescope

10 Apr 2019, 13:27 UTC
Chandra Captures X-rays in Coordination with Event Horizon Telescope X-ray: NASA/CXC/Villanova University/J. Neilsen

Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to obtain data of Messier 87, or M87, during the April 2017 observing run by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). These X-ray data, in combination with the new radio image from the EHT and other observations, will help scientists learn more about high-energy emission and the physics of accretion and ejection at the event horizon, the boundary between what can and cannot escape the gravitational boundary of a black hole.

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