'Space Slinky' Erupts from Giant Blac...

'Space Slinky' Erupts from Giant Black Hole

There are 1 comment on the SPACE.com story from Aug 30, 2013, titled 'Space Slinky' Erupts from Giant Black Hole. In it, SPACE.com reports that:

This sequence of images, taken over a 13-year span by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, reveals changes in a black-hole-powered jet of hot gas in the giant elliptical galaxy M87.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at SPACE.com.

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Sep 2, 2013

It appears that the supermassive black hole in the core of M87 is precessing very slightly at a fairly rapid rate around a polar normal line, which does not precess at any noticeable rate.

This is probably a residual from the collision & merger of the 2 or more giant elliptical galaxy core black holes that merged & created it. There may be a small addition of precessional motion as a result of collision with individual stars.

This is a different result from the primordial black hole grown in situ in the core of NGC 5128 (centaurus A), where the black hole is precessing in all 3 axes at a fairly slow rate.

Have a nice day: Ag

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Baltimore Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 36 min Joy 1,621,721
News Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision (Jan '08) 5 hr Freedomofexpression 318,405
News To bear healthy babies (Oct '08) 6 hr CaDad 3
News The 25 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S. Are Mo... (Nov '10) 7 hr Dudley 21,296
Mace Electric's Dick Colon raped an 11-year-old... (Jun '13) 8 hr Josephi 83
Juvenile facility (Montrose School or others) i... (Aug '06) Sun Mommomh 423
News What the Black Lives Matter campaign gets wrong (Aug '15) Oct 16 im fair are you 49
News Stop Maryland's season of cruelty: fall bow hun... (Sep '07) Oct 4 peteoo 113,794

Baltimore Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Baltimore Mortgages