Astronomers Study 2-Million-Light-Year ‘Extragalactic Afterburner’
ScienceDaily (Oct. 22, 2012) — Blasting over two million lights years from the centre of a distant galaxy is a supersonic jet of material that looks strikingly similar to the afterburner flow of a fighter jet, except in this case the jet engine is a supermassive black hole and the jet material is moving at nearly the speed of light.
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Astronomers Study 2-Million-Light-Year ‘Extragalactic Afterburner’

ScienceDaily (Oct. 22, 2012) — Blasting over two million lights years from the centre of a distant galaxy is a supersonic jet of material that looks strikingly similar to the afterburner flow of a fighter jet, except in this case the jet engine is a supermassive black hole and the jet material is moving at nearly the speed of light.

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