New Black Hole Prediction: Light Echo’s


image Just like a source of sound bouncing off nearby surfaces before reaching your ears, photons from a source near a black hole will have multiple echo’s due to the wrenching gravity.  What is truly cool about this discovery is it gives scientists a way to very accurately measure the mass of a black hole.  NASA scientists are presenting their findings this week.  Read more here:http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/2008/blackhole_echo.html

One thought on “New Black Hole Prediction: Light Echo’s

  1. definitely cool. It is intriguing how much we can learn about things by indirect measurements, or measuring something that does not appear to be related to what it reveals.

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