Punching out from a black hole
CHANDRA X-RAY OBSERVATORY, 9 JANUARY 2019
Spinning black holes, like the one seen as a white blob at the centre RI WKLV ; UD\ LPDJH FDQ UH RXW SRZHUIXO MHWV RI PDWHULDO DV WKH\ devour cosmic matter. Here, something remarkable is happening: one such jet has bounced off a wall of gas, punching a hole in a cloud of energetic particles before slamming into the gas once more. The impact appears as a prominent white spot on the left.