relativistic jets

The Brightest Gamma Ray Burst Ever Seen Came from a Collapsing Star

After a journey lasting about two billion years, photons from an extremely energetic gamma-ray burst (GRB) struck the sensors on…

2 months ago

Watch 14 Years of Gamma-Ray Observations in This Fascinating NASA Video

The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, named in honor of noted physicist Enrico Fermi, has been in operation for almost a…

6 months ago

A Black Hole Consumed a Star and Released the Light of a Trillion Suns

When a flash of light appears somewhere in the sky, astronomers notice. When it appears in a region of the…

2 years ago

A Black Hole is Hurling a jet of Material at its Neighboring Galaxy

It's been a banner time for black hole research! In recent months, astrophysicists have announced the discovery of the most…

2 years ago

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…

2 years 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…

3 years 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…

4 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…

4 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…

4 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.

4 years ago