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As astronomers watch, the black hole jet changes direction—it’s aimed at us -Se

For the first time, astronomers have seen a jet burst from the center of a distant galaxy that changed direction.

About 1% of supermassives black hole, which are at the center of most galaxies, are surrounded by disks of gas and dust. Debris from this disk that moves toward the growing black hole blasts powerful jets at the speed of light in random directions. These jets push a large amount of energy into the surrounding area and help shape it galaxy Over the ages, therefore, one of the ways astronomers have classified galaxies is by how such jets are oriented.



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