SMN Weekly – Massive winds emitted from giant black hole travel at one-third the speed of light

February 21, 2015 4:15 PM

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PDS 456, a massive black hole that exists more than 2 billion light years from our own solar system, emits enough radiation and cosmic wind that it streams out of the stellar object at one-third the speed of light, scientists say.

Researchers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently released the newest measurements of the supermassive black hole which resides at the center of the NGC 1068 galaxy, describing how the data was collected by two space telescopes trained on the distant object. The energy the ...

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