Dec 30, 2021

Astronomers See Black Hole Jets Blaze 16x Wider Than The Full Moon in Our Sky

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Astronomers have captured a breathtaking radio wave image, showing our closest radio active black hole spewing out massive jets of plasma that span more than 16 times the size of the full moon in our sky.

The supermassive black hole in question is located in the center of the galaxy Centaurus A around 12 million light-years away.

The black hole has a jaw-dropping mass of around 55 million Suns but isn’t visible in the image. It would be located within the small empty patch in the center of the two butterfly wing-like lobes.

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