Despite the name, black holes aren't strictly black. Those infinitely massive sinkholes in space actually shine pretty brightly, thanks to both a white-hot accretion disk spinning around them and two gigantic jets of plasma blasting from each end. Why those jets shine was a mystery to scientists, but a new study presents a fascinating explanation.
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Radio Telescopes Capture Best-Ever Snapshot of a Black Hole's Jet
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Written by Ashley Hamer December 7, 2017
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