B l a c k h o l e s:
Chandra X-ray Observatory image is a spectrum of a black hole, which
is similar to the colorful spectrum of sunlight produced by a prism.
These data reveal that a flaring black hole source has an accretion
disk that stops much farther out than some theories predict. Scientists
theorize that the accretion disk is truncated there as the material
erupts into a hot bubble of gas before taking its final plunge into
the black hole. This provides a better understanding of how energy
is released when matter spirals into a black hole.
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