Black Hole plays Plasma Ball-Billard

29.05.2015 Misc Science #Space

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Wissenschaftler haben ein Schwarzes Loch beim Billardspielen erwischt, das Teil hat über 20 Jahre lang mehrere Plasma-Bälle aufeinander abgefeuert:

Astronomers have witnessed two big blobs of plasma, shot into space by a black hole, cannoning into each other in a dramatic cosmic billiard-shot.

The supermassive black hole sits at the heart of the sixth brightest galaxy in our sky, blasting out a jet of plasma at 98% of the speed of light. A fast-moving knot within that jet bore down on another, in a dazzling impact. It was captured in a series of images snapped by the Hubble Space Telescope, spanning 20 years.

BBC: Black hole glimpsed playing cosmic billiards (via /.)