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Photographed Black Hole is emitting jets at 99% the speed of light

Jets have been spotted shooting out of a famous black hole at 99% the speed of light.

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Published Thu, Jan 9 2020 1:02 AM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:19 PM CDT

Back in April last year, humans achieved something had never done before - taking an image of a supermassive black hole. Now, that black hole has been caught emitting jets that are traveling close to the speed of light.

Photographed Black Hole is emitting jets at 99% the speed of light | TweakTown.com

The black hole that we took a picture of is called Messier 87 (M87), and according to NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory, that same black hole has been caught emitting jets of material from its accretion disk. The accretion disk is where gas, dust, and other materials swirl around the black hole, and some of the materials are sucked into the black hole, while some are shot back out into space.

The X-ray data indicated that some of the particles that were moving in the jets were traveling faster than the speed of light. While that might sound impossible, it's only possible because of the phenomenon known as superluminal motion. Brad Snios, a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, said "The jet travels almost as quickly towards us as the light it generates, giving the illusion that the jet's motion is much more rapid than the speed of light".

If you are interested in reading more on this discovery, check out this article here.

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