acm-header
Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM News

Mystery of Black Hole Fireworks Solved


Merging black holes

Driven by merging black holes, gas thrown off in galactic jets can reach nearly the speed of light (artist's impression).

Credit: ESA/Hubble, L. Calada (ESO)

Gigantic jets of gas that leap out of galaxies at nearly the speed of light occur only after two galaxies merge, a survey of the distant Universe shows.

From Nature
View Full Article

 


 

No entries found

Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account