Watsisname wrote:Not necessarily. It depends a lot on the magnetic fields in the disk, and the accretion rate. GRMHD simulations suggest that there can be quite a lot of structure very close to the event horizon:
Ultimately we'll need to wait for the results from EHT to know what's really going on, but the way the disks are currently portrayed in SE is pretty accurate to what we understand so far.
Why do quite a bit of accretion disks have giant bulges, often near the outside or inside?
Also could an accretion disk get hot enough for a corona to appear? Also also, how would an astrophysical jet appear with gravitational lensing near the black hole? Sorry for asking questions in the suggestions thread, but no better time than to ask now since I thought of these questions.