Connect with us

Latest Stories

The Nolans fans are left feeling emotional over ‘bittersweet’ episode of The Nolans Go Cruising

Published

on

the nolans fans are left feeling emotional over bittersweet episode of the nolans go cruising

The Nolans fans were left feeling emotional after watching the sisters on last night’s episode of travel show The Nolans Go Cruising. 

The series, which airs on Quest Red on Tuesday nights, follows Coleen, Anne, Maureen and Linda on an adventure around the Mediterranean in March. 

Shortly after they returned home from filming both Linda, 61, and Anne, 69, discovered their cancer had returned.

Fans took to Twitter to say it was ‘bittersweet’ to see the sisters looking so healthy and vibrant as they joined Coleen, 55, and Maureen, 66, on a visit to Genoa, in Italy

The Nolans fans were left feeling emotional after watching the sisters on last night's episode of travel show The Nolans Go Cruising. The series, which airs on Quest Red on Tuesday nights, follows Coleen, Anne, Maureen and Linda on an adventure around the Mediterranean in March. Pictured, Anne (left) and Linda (right) with sisters Coleen and Maureen in Genoa

The Nolans fans were left feeling emotional after watching the sisters on last night's episode of travel show The Nolans Go Cruising. The series, which airs on Quest Red on Tuesday nights, follows Coleen, Anne, Maureen and Linda on an adventure around the Mediterranean in March. Pictured, Anne (left) and Linda (right) with sisters Coleen and Maureen in Genoa

The Nolans fans were left feeling emotional after watching the sisters on last night’s episode of travel show The Nolans Go Cruising. The series, which airs on Quest Red on Tuesday nights, follows Coleen, Anne, Maureen and Linda on an adventure around the Mediterranean in March. Pictured, Anne (left) and Linda (right) with sisters Coleen and Maureen in Genoa

Shortly after they returned home from filming both Linda, 61, and Anne, 69, discovered their cancer had returned. Pictured, Anne (left) and Linda in photos released this week

Shortly after they returned home from filming both Linda, 61, and Anne, 69, discovered their cancer had returned. Pictured, Anne (left) and Linda in photos released this week

Shortly after they returned home from filming both Linda, 61, and Anne, 69, discovered their cancer had returned. Pictured, Anne (left) and Linda in photos released this week

The singers reminisced over the time they supported Frank Sinatra on tour as they visited a restaurant with a special connection to the crooner.

Viewers were struck by the TV appearance, with one tweeting: ‘@The_Nolans loved last night episode making it more poignant than ever stay strong.’

Another wrote: ‘Loving #TheNolansGoCruising. Thoughts and prayers are with @LindaNolan_ and @AnneNolan2 after this weeks awful news. xx.’ 

A third added: ‘Enjoyed tonights episode of the nolans go crusing but had a lump in my throat though i must admit because of what there going through.’

31590260 8595523 image a 59 1596624902488

31590260 8595523 image a 59 1596624902488

31590258 8595523 image a 60 1596624904727

31590258 8595523 image a 60 1596624904727

Fans took to Twitter to say it was 'bittersweet' to see the sisters looking so healthy and vibrant as they joined Coleen, 55, and Maureen, 66, on a visit to Genoa, in Italy

Fans took to Twitter to say it was 'bittersweet' to see the sisters looking so healthy and vibrant as they joined Coleen, 55, and Maureen, 66, on a visit to Genoa, in Italy

Fans took to Twitter to say it was ‘bittersweet’ to see the sisters looking so healthy and vibrant as they joined Coleen, 55, and Maureen, 66, on a visit to Genoa, in Italy

On Monday both sisters Linda and Anne shared brave photos of their hair loss  after revealing they are battling cancer together, having begun chemotherapy at Blackpool’s Victoria Hospital last month.

Tweeting news of their diagnoses from the Nolan’s official account, Linda and Anne said: ‘For the past few months during lockdown, Linda and Anne have been battling cancer and chemotherapy together.  We will get through this together, as a family.’ 

Speaking of the moment they were diagnosed, Linda told the Sun: ‘We laughed and we cried really, It’s hysterical. Forget the Chemical Brothers, we’ve become the Chemo Sisters.’

Scary: Linda said on Tuesday's Good Morning Britain she's been diagnosed for the third time after originally being told she had incurable cancer in 2017

Scary: Linda said on Tuesday's Good Morning Britain she's been diagnosed for the third time after originally being told she had incurable cancer in 2017

Scary: Linda said on Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain she’s been diagnosed for the third time after originally being told she had incurable cancer in 2017

Upsetting: The devastating news comes seven years after Linda and Anne lost their sister Bernie (pictured second from right in 2012) to cancer in 2013

Upsetting: The devastating news comes seven years after Linda and Anne lost their sister Bernie (pictured second from right in 2012) to cancer in 2013

Upsetting: The devastating news comes seven years after Linda and Anne lost their sister Bernie (pictured second from right in 2012) to cancer in 2013

Close: Linda and Anne, who formed part of Irish pop group The Nolans, began chemotherapy at Blackpool's Victoria Hospital last month (pictured in the 1970s)

Close: Linda and Anne, who formed part of Irish pop group The Nolans, began chemotherapy at Blackpool's Victoria Hospital last month (pictured in the 1970s)

Close: Linda and Anne, who formed part of Irish pop group The Nolans, began chemotherapy at Blackpool’s Victoria Hospital last month (pictured in the 1970s)

Mother-of-two Anne said: ‘I don’t want to die. I love my life so much. I love my daughters, my grandchildren, my friends, all my family. I want to live for as long as I possibly can.’

Anne found out she has stage three breast cancer in April, 20 years after she was first diagnosed with the disease in 2000. Linda discovered she had incurable liver cancer just an hour later.  

Linda has also battled cancer before. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, cellulitis and lymphoedema in her arm in 2007 and secondary cancer on her pelvis in 2017. 

The Nolans lost their sister Bernie to cancer in 2013. 

The second youngest Nolan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She underwent chemotherapy and a mastectomy and announced in February 2012 that she was cancer-free.

However, months later Bernie shared the heartbreaking news that her cancer had spread to her brain, lungs, liver and bones. She died in July 2013, aged 52. 

Powered by: Daily Mail

Latest Stories

Texas father dies as neck broken by officers during violent arrest

Published

on

By

texas father dies as neck broken by officers during violent arrest

The family of a man who died after his neck was broken during a violent arrest in Texas are suing the authorities in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Jorge Gonzalez Zuniga, a 23-year-old father and husband, was celebrating Easter at a BBQ with friends in Hidalgo County on April 11.

At some point during the celebration Zuniga fell asleep in his friend’s yard. Police who were patrolling the area saw Zuniga, woke him up and told him to go home.

During the arrest, Zuniga was pepper sprayed, tased multiple times, pushed to the ground, had his neck crushed, and was handcuffed and placed in ankle restraints.

After being booked and his mugshot was taken – with cops holding up his head –  Zuniga was found unresponsive in his cell and had a severe cervical fracture, a swollen spinal cord and was paralyzed. 

He died in the hospital in July and now his family is seeking justice. 

Jorge Gonzalez Zuniga, a 23-year-old father and husband, died after his neck was broken during a violent arrest on April 11 in Texas

Jorge Gonzalez Zuniga, a 23-year-old father and husband, died after his neck was broken during a violent arrest on April 11 in Texas

Jorge Gonzalez Zuniga, a 23-year-old father and husband, died after his neck was broken during a violent arrest on April 11 in Texas

Mugshots taken afterwards reveal that he was unable to hold up his own head and substantial swelling is clearly visible in a side profile image

Mugshots taken afterwards reveal that he was unable to hold up his own head and substantial swelling is clearly visible in a side profile image

Mugshots taken afterwards reveal that he was unable to hold up his own head and substantial swelling is clearly visible in a side profile image

Mugshots taken afterwards reveal that he was unable to hold up his own head and substantial swelling is clearly visible in a side profile image

Mugshots taken afterwards reveal that he was unable to hold up his own head and substantial swelling is clearly visible in a side profile image

He was taken to the hospital where doctors found he had a severe cervical fracture, a swollen spinal cord and was a quadriplegic. The prosecution alleges he was 'pushed to the ground, had his neck crushed, was handcuffed and placed in ankle restraints'

He was taken to the hospital where doctors found he had a severe cervical fracture, a swollen spinal cord and was a quadriplegic. The prosecution alleges he was 'pushed to the ground, had his neck crushed, was handcuffed and placed in ankle restraints'

He was taken to the hospital where doctors found he had a severe cervical fracture, a swollen spinal cord and was a quadriplegic. The prosecution alleges he was ‘pushed to the ground, had his neck crushed, was handcuffed and placed in ankle restraints’

‘Mr. Zuniga followed their commands and started to go home’ but officers then decided to arrest him for public intoxication and disobeying COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, two minor, non-violent misdemeanors that were both later dismissed, according to the legal complaint filed by attorneys representing Mr. Zuniga’s bereaved mother, wife and baby son,’ the prosecution states. 

According to a statement from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office: ‘Mr. Zuniga refused to cooperate and became physically agitated, verbally abusive, and strongly resisted efforts to be taken into custody.’

During the course of the arrest, Zuniga was pepper sprayed and tased multiple times.

The prosecution alleges he was ‘pushed to the ground, had his neck crushed, was handcuffed and placed in ankle restraints.

‘At one point he was intentionally tripped and when he would not get up while still fully shackled, he was tased.’

After the violent arrest, Zuniga was placed in the patrol car and transported to the Hidalgo County Adult Detention Center.

Mugshots taken afterwards reveal that he was unable to hold up his own head and substantial swelling is clearly visible in a side profile image.

‘Despite the obvious injuries, including a large swollen neck, cuts and contusions, the jail officials acted with deliberate indifference and at no time sent Mr. Zuniga for medical evaluation or treatment. Instead, he was thrown into the ‘drunk tank’ and left alone,’ the legal complaint, filed by Thomas J. Henry Law, a personal injury attorney in Austin, Texas, says.

Jorge Zuniga's grieving wife Johana Zuniga said: 'My husband and I were parents of a one-year-old baby - my husband didn't deserve to be treated in such an unfair way. We only ask for justice because of the pain that my family and I feel will not be taken away'

Jorge Zuniga's grieving wife Johana Zuniga said: 'My husband and I were parents of a one-year-old baby - my husband didn't deserve to be treated in such an unfair way. We only ask for justice because of the pain that my family and I feel will not be taken away'

Jorge Zuniga’s grieving wife Johana Zuniga said: ‘My husband and I were parents of a one-year-old baby – my husband didn’t deserve to be treated in such an unfair way. We only ask for justice because of the pain that my family and I feel will not be taken away’

Zuniga's sister spoke about her brother after announcing that she and her family are suing the authorities in a wrongful death lawsuit

Zuniga's sister spoke about her brother after announcing that she and her family are suing the authorities in a wrongful death lawsuit

Zuniga’s sister spoke about her brother after announcing that she and her family are suing the authorities in a wrongful death lawsuit

'My husband was a hardworking man, and his son was his world for him. My son will not be able to know his dad, nor be able to call someone dad,' Zuniga's wife said, pictured with their son

'My husband was a hardworking man, and his son was his world for him. My son will not be able to know his dad, nor be able to call someone dad,' Zuniga's wife said, pictured with their son

‘My husband was a hardworking man, and his son was his world for him. My son will not be able to know his dad, nor be able to call someone dad,’ Zuniga’s wife said, pictured with their son 

The lawsuit reads: ‘Mr. Zuniga was left in his cell for over twenty-one hours without any medical attention.

‘Finally…twenty-one hours after his booking, someone at the jail checked on him. He was found to be non-responsive.’

Zuniga was then taken to the McAllen Heart Hospital and then the McAllen Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with ‘a severe cervical fracture, a swollen spinal cord and was a quadriplegic,’ according to the lawsuit.

On July 15, Jorge Zuniga died from chronic respiratory failure following a heart attack.

Attorneys allege that his injuries and untimely death were due to the ‘absolute deliberate and unconscionable indifference of the deputies and the jail staff.’ 

Zuniga’s grieving wife Johana Zuniga said: ‘My husband and I were parents of a one-year-old baby – my husband didn’t deserve to be treated in such an unfair way. We only ask for justice because of the pain that my family and I feel will not be taken away.

‘My husband was a hardworking man, and his son was his world for him. My son will not be able to know his dad, nor be able to call someone dad.’

‘They took my companion – the love of my life. I only ask for justice in the name of my husband which is what he deserves and what he asked for before he passed.’

33824788 8790973 image a 30 1601490802112

33824788 8790973 image a 30 1601490802112

33824766 8790973 image a 32 1601490866661

33824766 8790973 image a 32 1601490866661

His family is now suing authorities in a wrongful death lawsuit. A statement from the Sheriff's Office states: 'We are not in possession of the medical records required to confirm the cause of death.

His family is now suing authorities in a wrongful death lawsuit. A statement from the Sheriff's Office states: 'We are not in possession of the medical records required to confirm the cause of death.

His family is now suing authorities in a wrongful death lawsuit. A statement from the Sheriff’s Office states: ‘We are not in possession of the medical records required to confirm the cause of death.

A statement from the Sheriff’s Office states: ‘We are not in possession of the medical records required to confirm the cause of death.

‘Any allegation that a citizen’s rights have been violated is taken seriously and corrective action will be taken when justified.’

Thomas J. Henry, an attorney for Zuniga’s family, said: ‘The way they treated Jorge is utterly inhumane, his spinal injuries were so severe that he was unable to support his own head for the photograph, instead of seeking medical help they threw him in a cell.

‘He was delivered to the hospital with a broken spinal cord.

‘Bear in mind that no one made a complaint about Jorge on the day of the BBQ, he was sleeping in his friend’s yard and this is what happened to him, an arrest, a broken neck, paralysis and death.

‘His family are not doing well. They lost a husband, a son and a father. We intend to get justice for Jorge.’

This post first appeared on dailymail.co.uk

Continue Reading

Latest Stories

Louisville cops were ‘repeatedly told that Breonna Taylor was NOT receiving packages for her ex’

Published

on

By

louisville cops were repeatedly told that breonna taylor was not receiving packages for her
Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot and killed by Louisville police in March

Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot and killed by Louisville police in March

Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot and killed by Louisville police in March 

Cops investigating Breonna Taylor‘s ex-boyfriend as part of a drugs probe were repeatedly told that she was not receiving suspicious packages for him at her home, but they still listed it in their search warrant and raided it.  

Taylor was shot and killed as three cops returned fire on her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, in March. The cops had broken down her door with a battering ram in the middle of the night as part of an investigation into her previous boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover. 

According to the cops, Taylor’s apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, was crucial to the investigation so it was a warranted raid. They say that Glover was picking up packages at the property earlier in the year and then driving to a known ‘drug house.’

However a newly released report reveals that officers asked the postal service whether or not any suspicious packages were being sent to Taylor’s home and were told no. 

Jamarcus Glover, the ex-boyfriend police were investigating

Jamarcus Glover, the ex-boyfriend police were investigating

Kenneth Walker, Taylor's boyfriend who was with her the night she died

Kenneth Walker, Taylor's boyfriend who was with her the night she died

Jamarcus Glover, the ex-boyfriend police were investigating. Kenneth Walker, Taylor’s boyfriend who was with her the night she died

They still insisted on raiding it, even though Taylor had been described as a ‘soft target’ beforehand.

The police wanted to know if Glover was sending any packages to Taylor’s apartment that might have been relevant to their drug investigation, according to WDRB.

He had told them that he had shoes delivered to the address in January.  

Recordings of police interviews about the investigation will be released on Friday. 

Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron had tried to have the release delayed by a week, claiming he needed more time to redact witness names.

The judge gave him until Friday. 

It came after a juror in the case filed a motion to have all of the evidence released.

On Tuesday night, Cameron sought to defend himself ahead of the release of records that the grand jury was shown. 

He has been accused by an unidentified juror of publicly misrepresenting the incident with his submission of evidence and by recommending that only one of the cops should be charged. 

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly

Myles Cosgrove

Myles Cosgrove

Neither Jonathan Mattingly (left) nor Myles Cosgrove (right) have been charged over Taylor’s death 

On Wednesday, his staff claimed they needed more time to redact some of the names involved. They want another week to complete their redactions.  

Brett Hankison is the only cop out of the three who was charged. He was charged with wanton endangerment for a bullet that went into Taylor's neighbor's home

Brett Hankison is the only cop out of the three who was charged. He was charged with wanton endangerment for a bullet that went into Taylor's neighbor's home

Brett Hankison is the only cop out of the three who was charged. He was charged with wanton endangerment for a bullet that went into Taylor’s neighbor’s home

The evidence includes statements from a neighbor who first claimed to have heard the cops announce themselves but then changed their story to say that they didn’t. 

The evidence also includes ‘recordings’ but it’s unclear if those are bodycam recordings or other types of footage.  

On Monday, a juror filed a motion earlier this week to have all of the evidence released to the public. They say they are in turmoil over the fact that Cameron’s office only recommended that one of the cops should be charged with wanton endangerment, letting the two others completely off the hook, and without charging any of them with murder.

Taylor was shot and killed in her home in Louisville in March after three cops – Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove – opened fire on her apartment, where she was asleep with her boyfriend. 

They were executing a no-knock search warrant for her apartment that was part of a drug trafficking probe into her ex-boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, at the time. 

Taylor’s boyfriend at the time of her death, Kenneth Walker, awoke to the officers breaking down the door with a battering ram and opened fire. He says they did not announce themselves. The cops returned fire and Taylor was killed in the crossfire.

Despite global outrage over the killing – one of several this year that have  highlighted police brutality against black Americans and sparked protests worldwide – nothing was done to charge the officers until last week when, after a grand jury was convened, Hankison was indicted. 

Cameron’s office say that the two others are justified in returning fire and killing her because Walker opened fire first. 

Daniel Cameron on Tuesday night sought to defend himself ahead of the release of records that the grand jury was shown. He has been accused by an unidentified juror of publicly misrepresenting the case

Daniel Cameron on Tuesday night sought to defend himself ahead of the release of records that the grand jury was shown. He has been accused by an unidentified juror of publicly misrepresenting the case

Daniel Cameron on Tuesday night sought to defend himself ahead of the release of records that the grand jury was shown. He has been accused by an unidentified juror of publicly misrepresenting the case

In an interview on Tuesday night, Cameron said that the jury should have brought murder charges against the other two cops if they wanted to but that his office didn’t because they would never have been able to prove them at trial. 

‘Basically your question is about whether we recommended any murder charges against Cosgrove and Mattingly. 

‘The answer is no. Ultimately, our judgement is that the charge that we could prove at trial beyond a reasonable doubt was for wanton endangerment against Hankison.

‘They are an independent body. 

‘If they wanted to make an assessment about different charges, they could have done that.

‘But our recommendation was that (Jonathan) Mattingly and (Myles) Cosgrove were justified in their acts and their conduct,’ he told WDRB TV. 

The juror spoke through their lawyer to say they were never given the option to charge the other two cops and that they were in ‘turmoil’ over the outcome.  

‘This is something where the juror is not seeking any fame, any acclaim, any money,’ their attorney, Kevin M. Glogower, told The New York Times on Tuesday.    

This post first appeared on dailymail.co.uk

Continue Reading

Latest Stories

Shadow cast by a supermassive black hole supports Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity

Published

on

By

shadow cast by a supermassive black hole supports albert einsteins theory of general relativity

Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity – the idea that gravity is matter warping spacetime- has faced more than 100 years of scrutiny, but a new discovery may hold wait to the physicist’s hypothesis.

Researchers at the University of Arizona uncovered a ‘shadow’ cast by the supermassive black hole, known as M87, which proves Einstein is correct.

The team found the intense gravity of the black hole bent spacetime, thereby ‘acting as a magnifying glass and causing the black hole shadow to appear larger’.

By measuring this distortion, researchers said they found the size of the black hole shadow was consistent with the size predicted by the mathematics of general relativity.

Researchers at the University of Arizona uncovered a 'shadow' cast by the supermassive black hole, known as M87, which proves Einstein is correct. The team found the intense gravity of the black hole bent spacetime, thereby 'acting as a magnifying glass and causing the black hole shadow to appear larger. The bright thin ring seen in blue is the shadow

Researchers at the University of Arizona uncovered a 'shadow' cast by the supermassive black hole, known as M87, which proves Einstein is correct. The team found the intense gravity of the black hole bent spacetime, thereby 'acting as a magnifying glass and causing the black hole shadow to appear larger. The bright thin ring seen in blue is the shadow

Researchers at the University of Arizona uncovered a ‘shadow’ cast by the supermassive black hole, known as M87, which proves Einstein is correct. The team found the intense gravity of the black hole bent spacetime, thereby ‘acting as a magnifying glass and causing the black hole shadow to appear larger. The bright thin ring seen in blue is the shadow

Scientists have been conducted gravitational tests for nearly a century.

During a 1919 solar eclipse, Sir Arthur Eddington observed the first evidence of general relativity was in the displacement of starlight that was seen traveling along the curvature of spacetime caused by the sun’s gravity.

For the recent study, researchers analyzed images of the black hole located in the center of the Messier 87 galaxy, which is 53.49 million light-years away from Earth, to test Einstein’s theory.

This specific black hole is the same one researchers with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) used to create the first-ever image of a black hole in 2019, which was shown as a fiery ring of gas around a dark central – the black hole itself.

By measuring this distortion, researchers said they found the size of the black hole shadow was consistent with the size predicted by the mathematics of general relativity.

By measuring this distortion, researchers said they found the size of the black hole shadow was consistent with the size predicted by the mathematics of general relativity.

By measuring this distortion, researchers said they found the size of the black hole shadow was consistent with the size predicted by the mathematics of general relativity.

The photo was obtained by a network of eight telescopes at high altitudes around the world, as part of the EHT project.

Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is the idea that gravity is matter warping spacetime

Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is the idea that gravity is matter warping spacetime

Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity is the idea that gravity is matter warping spacetime

Lia Medeiros, of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in New Jersey, said: ‘This is really just the beginning.

‘We have now shown that it is possible to use an image of a black hole to test the theory of gravity.’

Although a black hole does not give off light, it is surrounded by a hot disc that emits gas around the event horizon, which is what produces the effect of a shadow. 

The first results revealed that the size of the black-hole shadow was consistent with the size predicted by general relativity.

UArizona Steward Theory Fellow Pierre Christian said: ‘At that time, we were not able to ask the opposite question: How different can a gravity theory be from general relativity and still be consistent with the shadow size?’

We wondered if there was anything we could do with these observations in order to cull some of the alternatives.’ 

This specific black hole is the same one researchers with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) used to create the first-ever image of a black hole in 2019, which was shown as a fiery ring of gas around a dark central - the black hole itself.

This specific black hole is the same one researchers with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) used to create the first-ever image of a black hole in 2019, which was shown as a fiery ring of gas around a dark central - the black hole itself.

This specific black hole is the same one researchers with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) used to create the first-ever image of a black hole in 2019, which was shown as a fiery ring of gas around a dark central – the black hole itself. 

Katie Bouman was instrumental in capturing the very first image of a black hole. Here, she shared her achievement on Facebook. Study author Maciek Wielgus is adjacent to Bouman

Katie Bouman was instrumental in capturing the very first image of a black hole. Here, she shared her achievement on Facebook. Study author Maciek Wielgus is adjacent to Bouman

Katie Bouman was instrumental in capturing the very first image of a black hole. Here, she shared her achievement on Facebook. Study author Maciek Wielgus is adjacent to Bouman

The team focused on the range of alternatives that had passed all the previous tests in the solar system.

UArizona astrophysics professor Feryal Özel, a senior member of the EHT collaboration, said: ‘Using the gauge we developed, we showed that the measured size of the black hole shadow in M87 tightens the wiggle room for modifications to Einstein’s theory of general relativity by almost a factor of 500, compared to previous tests in the solar system.’

‘Black hole images provide a completely new angle for testing Einstein’s theory of general relativity,’ said Michael Kramer, director of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and EHT collaboration member. 

However, the team understands that testing the theory of gravity does not stop here and will be conducting more work to answer a number of questions:Are the general relativity predictions for various astrophysical objects good enough for astrophysicists to not worry about any potential differences or modifications to general relativity?

‘We always say general relativity passed all tests with flying colors – if I had a dime for every time I heard that,’ Özel said. ‘But it is true, when you do certain tests, you don’t see that the results deviate from what general relativity predicts. What we’re saying is that while all of that is correct, for the first time we have a different gauge by which we can do a test that’s 500 times better, and that gauge is the shadow size of a black hole.’

The EHT team is working on gathering higher resolution images using its current telescopes, along with three new ones – the observation is set for sometime next year.

‘When we obtain an image of the black hole at the center of our own galaxy, then we can constrain deviations from general relativity even further,’ Özel said.

BLACK HOLES HAVE A GRAVITATIONAL PULL SO STRONG NOT EVEN LIGHT CAN ESCAPE

Black holes are so dense and their gravitational pull is so strong that no form of radiation can escape them – not even light.

They act as intense sources of gravity which hoover up dust and gas around them. Their intense gravitational pull is thought to be what stars in galaxies orbit around.

How they are formed is still poorly understood. Astronomers believe they may form when a large cloud of gas up to 100,000 times bigger than the sun, collapses into a black hole.

Many of these black hole seeds then merge to form much larger supermassive black holes, which are found at the centre of every known massive galaxy.

Alternatively, a supermassive black hole seed could come from a giant star, about 100 times the sun’s mass, that ultimately forms into a black hole after it runs out of fuel and collapses.

When these giant stars die, they also go ‘supernova’, a huge explosion that expels the matter from the outer layers of the star into deep space. 

<!—->Advertisement

This post first appeared on dailymail.co.uk

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2020 DiazHub.