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If light can't escape from a black hole, why can they see light in the photos taken by the new space telescope of a black hole?

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Radiation from particles being sucked into the black hole.

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This is because light travels in a straight line. Light travels through a telescope because it is a finite and possess a kinetic energy. An example can be seen in a cloudy day, when the sun's light breaks from a cloud to the earth.

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The thought of black hole gives me a headache.
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VMutable- You missed my point entirely, Astronomers say that nothing and that includes light can escape from a black hole. If that theroy is correct we should'nt be able to see the light.
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there is light around the black hole that is not yea suck up make it so that can see were it is a what it not yet sucked up
but by the time you see it that light it been sucked up keep in mine it is very far away

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jwb45 is right, but I am not sure what pictures you are seeing. There are two ways:

First, when a black hole pulls in something big, like its companion star, friction heats the material so hot it glows in X-rays.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120709102720.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29


Second, black holes can act like a lens and bend light from objects further away.

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Because the light didn't pass the enemy horizon

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Event horizon
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hahahha! Good typo :)
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Ya I know spell check
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