News | 22/08/2020 10:16 PM | Click to read full article
Researchers noticed a suddenly illuminated plasma jet core, more than a thousand times the shadow of the black hole found in the quasar 3C279.
In the quasar 3C279, also a black hole - At more than a thousand times the shadow of the black hole, the core of a plasma jet suddenly lit up. How the energy got there is currently unknown. The said quasar was observed by astrophysicist Amit Shukla with NASA’s space telescope Fermi-LAT.