Probing the heart of extragalactic jets
By identifying the composition of high-speed jets of material that stream out from quasars and other active galactic nuclei, astronomers are beginning to home in on processes just outside a massive black hole.
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Wardle, J.F.C., et al. 1998. Electron-positron jets associated with the quasar 3C279. Nature 395(Oct. 1):457.
Thomas W. Jones
University of Minnesota
School of Physics and Astronomy
116 Church Street, S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
John F.C. Wardle
Department of Physics
Waltham, MA 02254
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