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This image shows how the inner region of the accretion disk (red) aligns with the equatorial plane of the black hole. The outer disk is tilted away. The inner disk (where the black curve dips) is horizontal, signaling the long-sought Bardeen-Petterson alignment. Credit: Sasha Tchekhovskoy/Northwestern University; Matthew Liska/University of Amsterdam

40 year black hole mystery solved with most detailed simulation ever

Using a custom built code and a supercomputer, an international team of scientists has created the most detailed, highest resolution simulation of a black...