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Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Power of Black Holes and their Jets

Black holes are among the most powerful and weird objects in the universe.  One aspect of these critters is that they eject jets of radiation and particles out from the accretion disk.  New studies suggest these jets come out at some 99.9% the speed of light and can extend for millions of light-years!  This constitutes an amazing amount of energy.  Check out an article here.

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