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Jets from black holes: a violation of physics?

Here’s a commonly asked question when it comes to learning about active galaxies:

How can jets launch from black holes when not even light itself can escape? 593 more words


Quasars and 3C273 - Recovered

The central object looks just like any other star in the image above, but it’s as far from a star as you can get. It is in fact a Quasar (the less catchy name is Quasi-Stellar Radio Source), which are some of the most distant and most luminous objects seen in the observable universe. 844 more words