Astronomers unveil first direct image of a black hole expelling powerful jet

Astronomers have captured the first direct image of a black hole expelling a powerful jet. Data gathered from several telescopes worldwide shows a glowing doughnut at the heart of a galaxy known as Messier 87 (M87), which is around 55 million light years from Earth. The image also shows a bright, mighty jet emerging from the black hole that is connected with the matter swirling around it.
Astronomers have captured the first direct image of a black hole expelling a powerful jet. Data gathered from several telescopes worldwide shows a glowing doughnut at the heart of a galaxy known as Messier 87 (M87), which is around 55 million light years from Earth. The image also shows a bright, mighty jet emerging from the black hole that is connected with the matter swirling around it.
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26 April, 2023
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