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Black Hole Emits a 1,000-Light-Year-Wide Gas Bubble

July 9th, 2010 07:59 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

PhrostyMcByte writes “12 million light-years away, in the outer spiral of galaxy NGC 7793, a bubble of hot gas approximately 1,000 light-years in diameter can be found shooting out of a black hole — one of the most powerful jets of energy ever seen. (Abstract available at Nature.) The bubble has been growing for approximately 200,000 years, and is expanding at around 1,000,000 kilometers per hour.”

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