Black hole is discovered pumping out jets of heavy metals at 440 MILLION mph

by theonlynewsman

Black hole is discovered pumping out jets of heavy metals at 440 MILLION mph

  • Astronomers used XMM-Newton to study a black hole called 4U1630-47
  • They found the first evidence of heavy atoms – iron and nickel – in the jets
  • This means jets can carry energy away in larger amounts than first thought
  • Finding could help scientists narrow down exactly how black hole jets form
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