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@LukaSportInjury

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How do X-rays escape from black holes?
« on: 05/12/2010 12:30:03 »
@LukaSportInjury asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi, how does X-ray light escape / eject from the poles of a black hole when theory states light can't escape?

Always wondered this.

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 05/12/2010 12:30:03 by _system »


 

Offline graham.d

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How do X-rays escape from black holes?
« Reply #1 on: 05/12/2010 14:14:03 »
They don't really escape in that they do not emanate from within the event horizon. They are caused by charged matter being accelerated as it falls in to the BH.
 

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