M87’s Black Hole is Firing Out Jets that Travel 99% the Speed of Light

M87’s Black Hole is Firing Out Jets that Travel 99% the Speed of Light

Can black holes be famous? If they can, then the one at the heart of the M87 galaxy qualifies. And this famous black hole is emitting jets of material that travel at near the speed of light. The black hole at the heart of the Messier 87 galaxy bears the name M87*, and astronomers have …

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