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Magnetic Fields may be the Key to Black Hole Activity

16 Oct 2018, 19:07 UTC
Magnetic Fields may be the Key to Black Hole Activity NASA/SOFIA/Lynette Cook

Collimated jets provide astronomers with some of the most powerful evidence that a supermassive black hole lurks in the heart of most galaxies. Some of these black holes appear to be active, gobbling up material from their surroundings and launching jets at ultra-high speeds, while others are quiescent, even dormant. Why are some black holes feasting and others starving? Recent observations from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, are shedding light on this question.

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