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Mar 10

Extreme Jets Take New Shape

Source: SLAC - National Accelerator Laboratory

Jets of particles streaming from black holes in far-away galaxies operate differently than previously thought, according to a study published today in Nature. The new study reveals that most of the jet's light—gamma rays, the universe's most energetic form of light—is created much farther from the black hole than expected and suggests a more complex shape for the jet. (read more)

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