NuSTAR Sees Rare Blurring of Black Hole Light

NuSTAR Artist

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has captured an extreme and rare event in the regions immediately surrounding a supermassive black hole. A compact source of X-rays that sits near the black hole, called the corona, has moved closer to the black hole over a period of just days.

Learn more about the discovery and at NASA’s Facebook Page, which has also used this photo for their cover photo.