“The subrings approach the edge of the black hole ‘shadow,’ becoming exponentially narrower but weaker with increasing orbit number, with seemingly negligible contributions from high order subrings.”
It continued: “Together, the set of subrings are akin to the frames of a movie, capturing the history of the visible universe as seen from the black hole.”
However, each ring is only six days older than the last and quickly get gobbled up by the immense gravitational pull of the black hole known as Pōwehi, massively limiting how far back the researchers can see.
Harvard astronomer Michael Johnson, who worked on the research, told New Scientist: “We’re not going to see dinosaurs.”
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