How plasma swirling around black holes can produce heat and light

Journal Reference: Jarrett Rosenberg, Fatima Ebrahimi. Onset of Plasmoid Reconnection during Magnetorotational Instability. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2021; 920 (2): L29 DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ac2b2e Plasma, known as the fourth state of matter, comprises free-floating electrons and atomic nuclei, or ions, and makes up 99 percent of the visible universe. In addition to studying the astrophysical properties … Read more