Mar 11

Integral spots matter a millisecond from doom

Source: ESA

Artist's impression of the Cygnus X-1 black hole system. Credits: ESA.

ESA’s Integral gamma-ray observatory has spotted extremely hot matter just a millisecond before it plunges into the oblivion of a black hole. But is it really doomed? These unique observations suggest that some of the matter may be making a great escape.(read more)

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