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Black holes commit "cosmic robbery" to fuel their deadly rays of death



Black holes are known to be greedy and prone to feasting on anything unfortunate enough to be in their vicinity.

But they also emit "death rays", consisting of charged particles that fly into space at the speed of light.

Now scientists believe that these airplanes are caused by a process that they compared to "cosmic robbery", driven by the rotation of the hole.

Alexander Filippov, a junior researcher at the Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatron Institute in New York, carried out "the most detailed overview of the processes that trigger black hole jets."

The artist’s impression of a black hole surrounded by an accretion disk made of gas, dust, and other substances. (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

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“Nobody was able to push these simulations in the curved space-time so much,” he said.

His work focuses on the rotation of the black hole, which then "distorts and bends the surrounding fabric of space and time" because of its gigantic mass.

Simulation assumes that the magnetic fields at the poles of the holes become “collapsed and springing out, throwing jets of particles into space” at the speed of light.

It is unlikely that a living organism will survive under the influence of the rays of a black hole.

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“These are the Death Star’s own natural rays — super-powerful jets of energy that fly out of black hole neighborhoods like the deadly rays of Star Wars super-weapons,” explained the University of Southampton in 2017.

‘How these jets form a puzzle. One theory suggests that they develop within the "accretion disk" – a substance sucked into the orbit of a growing black hole. Extreme gravity inside a disk bends and stretches magnetic fields, compressing hot magnetic disk material, called plasma, until it erupts in the form of oppositely directed magnetic columns along the axis of rotation of the black hole.

‘The plasma moves along these focused jets and picks up tremendous speed, shooting through huge spaces. At some point, the plasma begins to glow brightly, but scientists have figured out how and where it happens in the stream. ”


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