Monday, May 23, 2011

Black hole sucking galaxy into oblivion caught red handed.

This is one of the best moments of Astronomy or Physics in general if you like. The moment that you actually bear whiteness through experimenting or by just observing an incident that was only speculated. The incident we are referring is the slow death of the galaxy Centaurus A because of a black hole it has in its core. The galaxy's death is slow but not quiet. Large jets of particles spread around the black hole as matter flows in and gets caught in the extreme gravitational pull. These jets have been recently observed by scientists and caught on film. As you can see in the relevant video particles jets can be observed with a 12 light days resolution even though we are 12 million light years away. More info at the links and the videos below.

source: NASA

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