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Study Reveals a Remarkable Symmetry in Black Hole Jets

13/12/2012

Study Reveals a Remarkable Symmetry in Black Hole Jets

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • Black holes range from modest objects formed when individual stars end their lives to behemoths billions of times more massive that rule the centers of galaxies. A new study using data from NASA's Swift satellite and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope shows that high-speed jets launched from active black holes possess fundamental similarities regardless of mass, age or environment. The result provides a tantalizing hint that common physical processes are at work.

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