NASA’s Hubble Telescope has spotted the supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy. The black hole is nearly 2.6 billion times heavier than Sun, which makes it the supermassive black hole. When the International collaboration of Astronomers captured the image of the black hole shadow, it became famous in the astronomer’s community. The first images were captured using the powerful radio telescopes on the planet, but later NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope played a big part. With the crystal clear images of the M87 galaxy and the supermassive black hole in the center, it became evident.
The radio telescope captures the radio frequencies coming from the source, i.e., the Black Hole. But NASA’s Hubble Telescope directly took the optical images of the energy emitted from the black hole. The energy escaped from the black hole with a bright white trail. NASA announced that the SuperMassive black hole is nearly 2.6 billion times heavier than our Sun. Also, the images of the Bright white stream shows the stunning details of subatomic particles rushing outwards in the bright trail. As the black holes are not visible to the optical spectrum, the energy stream ejected from the black hole is the only visible clue. The jet stream ejected from the black hole is known as the Relativistic jet.
The relativistic jet stream contains the subatomic particles, radiation, and dust particles. The trail is nearly 1,000 light-years long, and the particles travel at the near speed of light from the event horizon. The scientists at the Event Horizon Telescope project captured the images of the same Black Hole a few months ago. Even though the space telescope studied the same black hole a few years ago, this is the discovery that will certainly help the astronomers and scientists about the Black Holes.