Jet coming from black hole captured in images

2021-07-21

The Event Horizon Telescope has captured images of a jet as it was being spewed out of a black hole, giving astronomers a detailed record of the event. The massive jet was ejected from the Centaurus A galaxy's central black hole, allowing researchers "for the first time to see and study an extragalactic radio jet on scales smaller than the distance light travels in one day," said Michael Janssen, an author of a study on the find appearing in Nature Astronomy.

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