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Space Slinky Video Compiled From Hubble Images
2013-08-23 04:04:14

[ Watch the Video: Hubble Takes Movies of Space Slinky ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Astronomers are hoping to gain new insight in the role that black holes play in galaxy evolution thanks to a new series of time-lapse movies compiled from over a decade’s worth of observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The video footage shows what experts have dubbed a “space slinky” – a 5,000 light-year-long jet of superheated gas being ejected from a...

2013-08-22 12:21:52

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers have assembled, from more than 13 years of observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a series of time-lapse movies showing a jet of superheated gas -- 5,000 light-years long -- as it is ejected from a supermassive black hole. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The movies promise to give astronomers a better understanding of how black holes shape galaxy evolution. "Central,...