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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Heavy Black Hole Jets in 4U1630-47
NASA ^ | November 20, 2013 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 11/20/2013 3:05:13 AM PST by SunkenCiv

Explanation: What are black hole jets made of? Many black holes in stellar systems are surely surrounded by disks of gas and plasma gravitationally pulled from a close binary star companion. Some of this material, after approaching the black hole, ends up being expelled from the star system in powerful jets emanating from the poles of the spinning black hole. Recent evidence indicates that these jets are composed not only electrons and protons, but also the nuclei of heavy elements such as iron and nickel. The discovery was made in system 4U1630-47 using CSIRO’s Compact Array of radio telescopes in eastern Australia, and the European Space Agency's Earth-orbiting XMM-Newton satellite. The 4U1630-47 star system is depicted above in an artist's illustration, with a large blue star on the right and jets emanating from a black hole in the center of the accretion disc on the left. Although the 4U1630-47 star system is thought to contain only a small black hole -- a few times the mass of our Sun -- the implications of the results may be larger: that black holes of larger sizes might also be emitting jets of massive nuclei into the cosmos.

November 20, 2013

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: 4u163047; apod; astronomy; blackhole; darkforce; darkmatter; science; stringtheory
[Illustration Credit: NASA, CXC, M. Weiss]

1 posted on 11/20/2013 3:05:13 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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The Big One

2 posted on 11/20/2013 3:06:50 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv
A truly beautiful picture, SunkenCiv. What we, as humans, know fills one book of perhaps ten pages. What we, as humans, do not know fills infinite books of infinite pages in infinite libraries. (imho)
3 posted on 11/20/2013 6:09:02 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SunkenCiv

Awesome background image, thanks...


4 posted on 11/20/2013 6:10:17 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: SunkenCiv

Wow, that black hole is chowing down on the blue star for breakfast, lunch AND dinner.


5 posted on 11/20/2013 2:50:39 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: no-to-illegals; ├čudda├čudd; colorado tanker; 6SJ7; AdmSmith; AFPhys; Arkinsaw; allmost; ...

Thanks for the replies. Y'know, this is also a good one for the String Theory list...


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6 posted on 11/20/2013 5:10:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv
that black holes of larger sizes might also be emitting jets of massive nuclei into the cosmos.

That should be leaving a mark somewhere.

7 posted on 11/20/2013 5:15:52 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

Sounds like the whole works is coming home from Taco Bell.


8 posted on 11/20/2013 6:05:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thank you! I’ll give it a look on the “List Topics”


9 posted on 11/21/2013 3:02:27 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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