Click for larger version. Image credit: NASA's Chandra x-ray observatory and Harvard University (http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2009/cena/)
Click for larger version. Image credit: NASA’s Chandra x-ray observatory and Harvard University (http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2009/cena/)

The central supermassive black hole in the galaxy Centaurus A, 11 million light-years away, shoots jets of x-ray charged gas that are as wide as the galaxy itself and traveling about half the speed of light. Energy on a scale we can’t imagine, relying on numbers to describe.

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