New Evidence For A Jet From Milky Way’s Black Hole
New evidence has been uncovered for the presence of a jet of high-energy particles blasting out of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole. As outlined in the press release, astronomers have made the best case yet that such a jet exists by combining X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory with radio emission from the NSF’s Very Large Array (VLA).
This composite image features both X-rays from Chandra (purple) and radio data from the VLA (blue). A labeled version of this image reveals the position of Sagittarius A* (Sgr A* for short) and the suspected jet.
Credit: NASA/CXC/UCLA/Z.Li et al (X-Ray); NRAO/VLA (Radio)