Black Hole Transient Conclusions
You should have found that the absorption line was blueshifted, even
though you probably predicted that the line would be redshifted. In
fact, the astronomers studying this source were surprised by this
result, too. What does it mean?
In short, it means that material is being shot out from the vicinity
of the black hole. This is possibly in the form of a jet, as seen in
the artist's conception of a similar system below. In order to see the
material moving toward us, one of the jets must be pointing toward
A closer glimpse of a spinning black hole. Gas can be seen
forming a disk-shaped structure as it whirls around the black hole
forming an accretion disk. There are also jets of material being
shot out of the system perpendicular to the accretion disk.