Another Win for Einstein – Theory First Proposed in 1915 Is Proved Correct

More than a century ago, Albert Einstein theorized that black holes in space would have a region where whatever the black hole wants to suck inside of it surrenders to its doom.

The 1915 theory now has been confirmed by researchers at Oxford University studying a black hole about 10,000 light-years away, according to Science Alert.

The black hole is about 8.5 times the mass of the sun. Its system contains a companion star from which the black hole sucks away material.

Einstein predicted a “plunging region” would surround a black hole so that instead of matter circling it, it goes straight into the black hole, according to U.K.’s Daily Mail.

“This is the first look at how plasma, peeled from the outer edge of a star, undergoes its final fall into the center of a black hole,” said Oxford physicist Andrew Mummery, who led the study.