The Event Horizon Telescopes captures the polarised light, a signature of magnetic fields, at the edge of M87’s Supermassive Black Hole.

Astronomers Image Magnetic Fields at the Edge of M87’s Black Hole

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, which released the first image of a black hole in 2019 and of which the LMT is a member, has unveiled a new view of the massive object residing at the center of the galaxy M87: how does it look in polyrized light? This is the first time that astronomers have been able to measure polarization, which is a signature of magnetic fields, near the edge of a black hole. These observations are crucial to explain how the M87 galaxy, at 55 million light years from us, can produce energetic jets of material ejected from its nucleus.

Read the complete EHT and INAOE press release in the following links:
EHT press release.
INAOE press release (in Spanish).