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Fraser
2014-Aug-13, 06:40 PM
NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has captured a spectacular event: a supermassive black hole’s gravity tugging on nearby X-ray light. In just a matter of days, the corona — a cloud of particles traveling near the speed of light — fell in toward the black hole. The observations are a powerful test of Einstein’s […]

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Trebuchet
2014-Aug-13, 11:49 PM
Blue police boxes can do that too.

galacsi
2014-Aug-14, 09:36 AM
This article is not very clear . . . and what is a black hole corona ? Never heard of . . .

Edited : this thing seems to be an X corona around the accretion disk :

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Strange
2014-Aug-15, 07:44 AM
This article is not very clear . . .

I have to agree. It was very unclear (almost incomprehensible).