A huge jet of high-energy particles shoots out from a supermassive black hole at
the core of nearby galaxy Centaurus A. A new X-ray snapshot catches that activity
in unprecedented detail. Besides depicting one of the universe's most spectacular
types of pyrotechnics, the view will help clarify theories about the formation of
such jets, astrophysicists say.
The image was taken by NASA's orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory, which began
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