Black hole storm in a Teacup (Galaxy)

February 13, 2015 12:28 AM

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Black hole storm in a Teacup (Galaxy)

Black holes are often thought to be a fairly destructive force in the universe -- but there's a lot more to them than meets the eye. Most galaxies, it seems, can't exist without them; and they also may play a role in the formation of stars and galaxies.

A new discovery by a team of researchers using the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array in New Mexico deals very much with the destructive side. Peering 1.1 billion light-years from Earth at an otherwise "boring" area of space called the Teacup Galaxy (J1430+1339) the team has discovered v...

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