“Extreme!” –Iconic M87 Black Hole Jet Blasts at Close to Speed of Light

M87 Jet


“One of the unbreakable laws of physics is that nothing can move faster than the speed of light,” said Brad Snios with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics about results of new research of the iconic M87 black hole jet in radio, optical, and X-ray light. “We haven’t broken physics, but we have found an example of an amazing phenomenon called superluminal motion.”


“Faster Than Speed of Light Illusion” –Strange Milky Way Star System Emitting Gamma Rays from an Exotic Object



“SS 433 is an unusual star system and each year something new has come out about it,” said Segev BenZvi, physicist at the University of Rochester. “This new observation of high-energy gamma rays builds on almost 40 years of measurements of one of the weirdest objects in the Milky Way. Every measurement gives us a different piece of the puzzle, and we hope to use our knowledge to learn about the quasar family as a whole.”