Friday, November 30, 2012

Record breaking flies from black hole

Quasars are very distant galaxies with extremely luminous core areas. Astronomers believe that massive black holes are the source of kvasarernes high energy show.

The supermassive black holes in quasars create such strong and very energy-rich effluents of material ejected and affect their surroundings. Astronomers have now found the most energetic outflows from a quasar ever.

Quasar with catalog name SDSS J1106 +1939 have an outflow that has a luminosity that is 100 times larger than the total energy emission from our galaxy, the Milky Way. Astronomers also examined another quasar, SDSS J1512 +1119, which has also been shown to have a high-energy discharge.

So far, astronomers have found only emanations from quasars, which are less powerful than theoretically predicted. But this is not the case for emanations of SDSS J1106 +1939 and SDSS J1512 +1119. It is interesting because theorists believe that outflows from quasars can play a key role in the evolution of galaxies, but only if they are strong enough. The astronomers behind the discovery will now examine other similar quasars to see if they can find several very powerful outflows.

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