Source of blazars’ super brightness comes into focus

Jets of high-energy radiation come from near galaxies’ central black hole

blazar

JET SET  An active galaxy called a blazar, illustrated here, emits a jet of high-energy particles toward Earth. 

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

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