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Ultra-fast Outflows Help Monster Black Holes Shape Their Galaxies | by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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Ultra-fast Outflows Help Monster Black Holes Shape Their Galaxies

The supermassive black holes in active galaxies can produce narrow particle jets (orange) and wider streams of gas (blue-gray) known as ultra-fast outflows, which are powerful enough to regulate both star formation in the wider galaxy and the growth of the black hole. Inset: A close-up of the black hole and its accretion disk.

 

Artist concept credit: ESA/AOES Medialab

 

To read more go to: www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/features/fast-outflow.html

 

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Taken on February 22, 2012