Behind the Black Hole

Behind the Black Hole
The black hole at the center of Messier 87, photographed in April, 2019. Source: Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al.
 
In the early 20th century, Albert Einstein predicted in his theory of general relativity that supermassive objects may have the capacity to bend light and even space itself. Now, we've found evidence that backs this idea up. A new study shows that X-ray radiation has been discovered coming off a black hole 100 million light years away.

What makes these rays special? They're coming from behind the black hole and being bent all the way around to the front. You'd expect to have that area hidden from view, since there's obviously something pretty big blocking it, but it turns out the black hole is able to warp space so much that we can glimpse around it! You can check out this article to learn more!