WISE data challenges longstanding theory on black holes

May 27, 2014 4:41 AM

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WISE data challenges longstanding theory on black holes

A new study using data from NASA’s WISE telescope suggests that a 1970s-era theory on the appearances of the universe’s most opaque objects is, essentially, full of holes.

For objects that are as invisible as anything in this universe can be, black holes actually show quite a lot of variety in their appearances. And based on some recent studies of data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) space-based telescope, the existing theory on black holes cann...

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