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"A Cosmic Laboratory" --Astronomers Use Bizarre Lensing System to Exquisitely Magnify Details of a Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers using Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) have found evidence for a bizarre lensing system in space, in which a large assemblage of stars is magnifying a much more distant galaxy containing a jet-spewing supermassive black hole. The discovery...        

Cosmic magnifying lens reveals inner jets of black holes

(California Institute of Technology) Jet material ejected from a black hole is magnified in new observations from Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory.

Cosmic magnifying lens reveals inner jets of black holes

Astronomers using Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) have found evidence for a bizarre lensing system in space, in which a large assemblage of stars is magnifying a much more distant galaxy containing a jet-spewing supermassive black hole. The discovery provides the best view yet of blobs of hot gas that shoot out from supermassive black holes.

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