Here’s What Drives Radiation Around Black Holes

The densest objects in the Universe — black holes and neutron stars — are surrounded by vast regions of radiation. Now, a new study may have uncovered the origin of this enigmatic energy.

Black holes and neutron stars are the densest objects known to astrophysicists, and these objects also have other characteristics in common, including the fact that each of these types of bodies are surrounded by vast regions of powerful radiation. Astrophysicists have long believed that this radiation is the result of electrons moving in curved lines around these…

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