Almost a year ago today, astronomers from around the world showed images of black holes for the first time,media reported. Although blurry, it is the first image of a black hole, which was implemented by an international collaboration, the Horizon Telescope (EHT). In fact, a black hole that made people happy a year ago wasn’t the only target of EHT, and a bright quasar called 3C 279 is another object it’s targeting.
The latest images show that the object is so spectacular.
Interestingly, the physical ejections that EHT can observe are not exactly what astronomers think they will see. They found that this was not a fully straight beam of light but an unexpected distorted shape that also featured a direct stream perpendicular to it. These are all new observations, which are exciting times for scientists.
Jae-Young Kim, lead author of the study, said: “We know that every time you open a new window into the universe you find something new. We found a vertical structure when we wanted to find the area where the jet formed by the image as clear as possible. It’s like opening the smallest Russian set and finding a completely different shape. “