A rapidly spinning supermassive black hole at the centre of NGC 1365

@article{Risaliti2013ARS,
  title={A rapidly spinning supermassive black hole at the centre of NGC 1365},
  author={G. Risaliti and F. Harrison and K. Madsen and D. Walton and S. Boggs and F. Christensen and W. Craig and B. Grefenstette and C. Hailey and E. Nardini and D. Stern and W. Zhang},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2013},
  volume={494},
  pages={449-451}
}
  • G. Risaliti, F. Harrison, +9 authors W. Zhang
  • Published 2013
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Broad X-ray emission lines from neutral and partially ionized iron observed in active galaxies have been interpreted as fluorescence produced by the reflection of hard X-rays off the inner edge of an accretion disk. In this model, line broadening and distortion result from rapid rotation and relativistic effects near the black hole, the line shape being sensitive to its spin. Alternative models in which the distortions result from absorption by intervening structures provide an equally good… CONTINUE READING
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