A Recent Discovery Could Shed New Light on Our Understanding of Black Holes

Astronomers have seen wind gusts blowing from a supermassive black hole at a much closer distance than in the past, according to Science News.

Mark Lacy, an astronomer at the Atacama Large Millimeter Array Science Center in Chile, observed the wind alongside colleagues.

They found the evidence from a quasar black hole at approximately 228,000 light-years away from the surrounding galaxy. The closest previous wind from a black hole that was recorded was at 3,000 light-years.

Black holes have an extremely powerful gravitational force and are known for pulling anything near it, into itself like a magnet. On the contrary, a supermassive black hole can send material in the opposing direction.

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