A surging glow in a distant galaxy could change the way we look at black holes

A surging glow in a distant galaxy could change the way we look at black holes

Artist’s depiction of a far-away galaxy experiencing a sudden surge in brightness. Credit: NASA/Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet Something strange is afoot in the galaxy known as 1ES 1927+654: In late 2017, and for reasons that scientists couldn’t explain, the supermassive black hole sitting at the heart of this galaxy underwent a massive identity crisis. Over …

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