“It seems that there are only three things you can try for black hole type: its size, its rotation, and its volume,” says Sivakoff. “I am very interested in the ability of IXPE to provide us with a new way to measure curvature, as well as even to see if there are any changes in the long term.”
Black holes make up about 40% of the dark matter in the universe, but recently astronomers have one picture. The IXPE data will also help determine if black holes once quickly fed their anansi and made it easier for scientists to study the microscopic properties of these powerful substances. With x-ray polarization, it is also possible to photograph the edge of a black hole by measuring its velocity, or curvature.
Since the black holes and neutrals are the remains of large stars that have rapidly and died young, the IXPE function could also give us an idea of how galaxies change, Sivakoff adds.
Herman Marshall, a research scientist at the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research and a fellow IXPE researcher, states that measuring the diversity of species “is like placing a mirror, perhaps on the invisible part of the galaxy.” Here I hope that as soon as IXPE looks at the stars, the galaxy will not regret leaving a few of its secrets.