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Enriching the intracluster medium

(PhysOrg.com) -- Galaxies are sometimes found in large clusters with many hundreds of members. Typically there is a giant elliptical galaxy near the center; most of these ellipticals are very bright emitters ...

Mar 22, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 4

The power of spin

(PhysOrg.com) -- Supermasssive black holes - objects with masses of millions or billions of suns - are found at the nuclei of dramatic galaxies like quasars where they are responsible for some of the most ...

Jan 28, 2011 4.3 / 5 (9) 5

An Intergalactic Weather Map

(PhysOrg.com) -- This composite image shows an intergalactic "weather map" around the elliptical galaxy NGC 5813, the dominant central galaxy in a galaxy group located about 105 million light years away from ...

Dec 08, 2010 5 / 5 (5) 0

X-Ray Jets

(PhysOrg.com) -- The supermassive black holes that lie at the centers of galaxies can spawn tremendous bipolar jets of atomic particles.

Sep 07, 2010 4.6 / 5 (8) 1

Image: Galaxy NGC 4945

This image provides a view into the central region of a galaxy that is similar in overall appearance to our own Milky Way, but contains a much more active supermassive black hole within the white area near ...

Nov 05, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0