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Pinpointing Launch of ‘Bullets’ in a Black Hole’s Jet

January 11, 2012

Animation of black hole system H1743-322. In this animation, an X-ray hot spot in the gas around the black hole produced signals of rising frequency as the spot moved closer to the black hole. When the bullets were ejected June 3, the hot spot vanished.  credit:  NASA