Shockwaves of Star Formation - Galaxy M106Galaxy M106 has mysterious “invisible” spiral arms that only become visible when you observe its X-rays. While the spiral arms propagate like shockwaves around M106, they create bursts of star formation with heat equivalent to 10 million suns. Astrophysicists believe that there is a supermassive black hole at the center of M106. It is theorized that this supermassive blackhole is jetting out high-energy particles into the galaxies.
El descubrimiento de un agujero negro supermasivo desde los primeros cosmos está configurado para reescribir la física, dicen los científicos......The discovery of a supermassive black hole from the early cosmos is set to rewrite physics, say scientists. Más
Supermassive black hole spins super-fast - Imagine a sphere more than 2 million miles across - eight times the distance from Earth to the Moon - spinning so fast that its surface is traveling at nearly the speed of light. Such an object exists: the supermassive black hole at the center of the spiral galaxy NGC 1365.
No Escape: Dive Into a Black Hole (Infographic) by Karl Tate - When matter is compressed beyond a certain density, a black hole is created. It is called black because no light can escape from it. Some black holes are the tombstones of what were once massive stars. An enormous black hole is thought to lurk at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
Astronomers have found a way to accurately measure the spin of a supermassive black hole for the first time and as expected, it's pretty darn fast -- nearly-the-speed-of-light fast. The black hole in question resides 60 million light years away at the centre of the NGC 1365 spiral galaxy, is a mind-boggling 3.2 million kilometres in diameter, has a mass two million times that of our Sun and is spinning at a rather impressive 1.08 billion km/h. http://www.wired.co.uk/