relativistic jets

Astronomers Find a Black Hole That was Somehow Pushed Over Onto its Side

The planets in our Solar System all rotate on axes that roughly match the Sun's rotational axis. This agreement between…

5 months ago

The Event Horizon Telescope Zooms in on Another Supermassive Black Hole

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) just captured another amazing image, this time of the relativistic jet coming from the center…

1 year ago

Quasars are the Biggest Particle Accelerators in the Universe

We puny humans think we can accelerate particles? Look how proud we are of the Large Hadron Collider. But any…

2 years ago

Black Hole Seen Blasting Out Jets at Close to the Speed of Light

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory has spotted a distant black hole shooting out jets of material, at close to the speed…

2 years ago

How were Supermassive Black Holes Already Forming and Releasing Powerful Jets Shortly After the Big Bang?

A series of studies has shown that the seeds of supermassive black holes and relativistic jets existed much sooner than…

2 years ago

NASA Chooses 4 New Astronomy Space Missions for Additional Study

NASA recently selected four new missions for development that will study gravitational waves, supernovae, relativistic jets, and exoplanet habitability.

2 years ago

It Takes Two Stars to Make a Gamma Ray Burst

A new study by researchers from the University of Warwick shows how Gamma Ray Bursts can only occur with binary…

3 years ago

Superfast Jet of Material Blasted Out From Last Year’s Neutron Star Merger

According to a new study by an international team of astronomers, last year's kilonova event (where two neutron stars merged)…

4 years ago

Astronomers Figure Out How Black Holes Can Blast Out Relativistic Jets of Material Across Light Years of Space

Thanks to a recent study by an international team of researchers, scientists now know why rapidly-spinning black holes blast out…

5 years ago

An Amazing Deep-Field View of Centaurus A

Sometimes, you just have to say “Wow!” The view you’re looking at above is of Centaurus A (NGC 5128), a…

9 years ago