In a flaming breath, the hot, spiralling matter releases its energy.
At the center of many galaxies lie the greatest space time warpers: supermassive black holes. With their rotating movement, they attract all the surrounding material through mass accretion into a whirlpool of matter. The trapped matter spins in a disk around the darkness; a mixture of gas, dust and charges that move freely. The pressure increases, the magnetic forces pull…and its flaming breath erupts, a flow of energetic matter that is violently expelled. Willing to compete against light, these particles fly at high velocity into the space.
How are these jets formed?
Learn more about the black hole at M87.