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Powerful jets blowing material out of galaxy

September 5, 2013

Radio-Telescope image of the galaxy 4C12.50 Astronomers using a worldwide network of radio telescopes have found strong evidence that a powerful jet of material propelled to nearly light speed by a galaxy's central black hole is blowing massive amounts of gas out of the galaxy limiting the growth of the black hole and the rate of star formation in the galaxy, and thus is a key to understanding how galaxies develop. Full Story

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