Hubble Video Shows Shock Collision Inside Black Hole Jet

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 12:30 in Astronomy & Space

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered for the first time a rear-end collision between two high-speed knots of ejected matter from a supermassive black hole. This discovery was made while piecing together a time-lapse movie of a plasma jet blasted from a supermassive black hole inside galaxy 3C 264, located 260 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Leo.

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