Peering into the Depths of the Event Horizon

Discovered only decades ago, black holes remain one of the universe’s most mysterious objects, with such a strong gravitational pull that light—and even data—can’t escape. Oftentimes researchers can only observe black holes indirectly, like from blasts of energy that come from when the massive bodies “feed” on nearby objects.

But where is that energy generated, and how does that eating process actually progress through the geometry of the black hole?

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