Black Holes

22 Jan 2018

At ... new research challenges existing models of black holes as recent findings seem to show magnetic fields associated do not come up to scratch. However, for a different view of the nature of black holes go to ... we are told astronomers know black holes exist because they can see energetic radiation and collimated jets erupting. The latter are thought to result from matter falling into a black hole's gravity field. As material orbits closer it  accelerates causing collisions among particles within the accretion disc. Kenetic energy converts to x-rays and other high frequency radiation. This in turn creates a powerful filamentary jet. The article goes on to mention the weaker than expected magnetic field with the claim that the electric side of electro-magnetism is largely ignored - and quotes Anthoney Peratt (plasma scientist).