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#1    thefinalfrontier

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 09:19 PM

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Supermassive black holes that pack the heft of billions of suns have the capacity to regulate their energy during a tug-of-war with a hot radiation wind that blows in from their debris disks.

Now 10 years worth of observations from the Chandra X-ray Observatory have uncovered the first clear evidence of this mysterious phenomenon occurring in a small black hole just 14 times the mass of the sun.

"The supermassive black hole has thousands of stars nearby, a whole galaxy of matter to push around," said Joseph Nielson, an astrophysicist at the Harvard University.

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Also note that at the bottom , said:

Supermassive black holes that pack the heft of billions of suns have the capacity to regulate their energy during a tug-of-war with a hot radiation wind that blows in from their debris disks.

Now 10 years worth of observations from the Chandra X-ray Observatory have uncovered the first clear evidence of this mysterious phenomenon occurring in a small black hole just 14 times the mass of the sun.

"The supermassive black hole has thousands of stars nearby, a whole galaxy of matter to push around," said Joseph Nielson, an astrophysicist at the Harvard University.

linked-image Read more...


Also note that at the bottom of the article there are a few educational videos about black holes,


Edited by thefinalfrontier, 06 April 2009 - 09:47 PM.





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