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Ep. 39, Page 15
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Comic 3014 - Ep. 39, Page 15

7th Jan 2020, 8:38 PM in Episode 39 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 7th Jan 2020, 8:38 PM edit delete
NASA scientists have measured particles of matter shooting through space at greater than 99% of the speed of light—these are charged particles shot out of the jet emitted by the supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy Messier 87, 55 million light years from Earth; the great apparently speed of plasma in the jet had been observed previously, but this is the first time scientists have been able to confirm that it is matter moving that fast, rather that separate clumps of matter being lit up by a moving wave of energy.

M87's supermassive black hole has 6.5 billion times the mass of our Sun—and 1,625 times the mass of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.

The original 16" x 6.75" watercolor art for today's new A* page is up for auction on eBay. : )