Artist's impression of an active galaxy

Artist's impression of an active galaxy

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28/11/2013 8:52 am

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ESA/AOES Medialab

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Artist’s impression of a galaxy that is releasing material via two strong jets (shown in red/orange) as well as through wide-angle outflows (shown in grey/blue). Both jets and outflows are being driven by the black hole at the galaxy’s centre.

Black holes, which lurk unseen at the centres of almost all galaxies, are regarded as one of the keys to understanding galaxy formation and evolution.

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