black holes blowing out a storm

28 March 2015
Astronomy

A study published in the journal Nature shows observational evidence that a supermassive black hole at the heart of a huge galaxy can power huge molecular outflows. They are actually emitting, they claim, massive quantities of star making gases – see http://phys.org/print346488389.html

Come on chaps. Do black holes deed on material – or do they blow it out? Black holes also give off electro-magnetic radiation – which includes x-rays and visible light. Sounds like supermassive CME events (of galaxy like proportions as opposed to star like proportions) and this is strengthened when they go on to say galactic centres are othewise called 'active galactic nuclei' because intense radiation generates powerful winds that force material away from the galactic hearts (a galactic version of the solar wind, perhaps). So, are old fashioned black holes an illusory thing of the imagination?

The study has the title 'Wind from the black hole accretion disk driving a molecular outflow in an active galaxy' – which seems a nice way of saying we might have black holes inside out.

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