Black Hole Candidate
Slide 17 of 22
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1: Black Holes
2: Einstein’s Gravity and Black Holes
3: Problems with Newton
4: What is Gravity?
5: Gravity: Space as a Rubber Sheet
6: What is a black hole?
7: What is a Black Hole, Really?
8: Black Hole Geometry
9: Worm Holes
10: Properties of Black Holes:
11: How Do Black Holes Form?
12: Observational Evidence for Black Holes
13: Observational Evidence for Black Holes
14: Black Holes as Distorting Lenses
15: Black Hole Detection via Microlensing
16: Black Holes in Star Systems
17: Black Hole Candidate
18: Black Holes in the Center of Galaxies
20: Why are black holes important?
21: Information Loss
22: “Quantum Gravity”-The Holy Grail of Theoretical Physics
This slide shows the x-rays (in red) being emitted by a black hole candidate. We can see the bright companion star in the center, but the black hole does not emit visible light, only x-rays.