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New article lead by Dr. Eileen Meyer in Nature Astronomy

Contradicting long-standing theories, a recent study by Associate Professor Eileen Meyer and colleagues has found that x-ray emissions from black hole jets vary over short periods, and occur throughout the jets rather than solely at their origin. The research, based on data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, necessitates a reassessment of how particle acceleration works in these jets and potentially the wider universe. The article, "Variability of extragalactic X-ray jets on kiloparsec scales" was published 29 May 2023 in the journal Nature Astronomy.
DOI: 10.1038/s41550-023-01983-1

Artist’s concept illustration of a supermassive black hole emitting an x-ray jet - credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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Photo Credit: Marlayna Demond/UMBC.

Posted: June 2, 2023, 1:53 PM