supermassive black hole jets

How we discovered the strange physics of jets from supermassive black holes

 How we discovered the strange physics of jets from supermassive black holes

Supermassive black holes, which lurk at the heart of most galaxies, are often described as “beasts” or “monsters”. But despite this, they are pretty much invisible. To show that they are there at all, astronomers typically have to measure the speed of the clouds of gas orbiting those regions.