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Press Release 08-067

Catching a Glimpse of a Black Hole's Fury

New telescope evidence suggests twisted magnetic fields in supermassive black holes cause particle and energy jets to surge out in corkscrews

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Artist's conception of the region near a supermassive black hole.

Artist's conception of the region near a supermassive black hole where twisted magnetic fields propel and shape jet of particles.

Credit: Marscher et al., Wolfgang Steffen, Cosmovision, NRAO/AUI/NSF. Contact wsteffen@astrosen.unam.mx for image permission.


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