Monster black hole unleashes messy double ‘burp’

The giant black hole at the center of a distant galaxy has been spotted taking in gas and letting out two mighty “burps” of high-energy particles, lending support to the theory that such galactic cores go through cycles of messy activity.

Researchers presented images of the belching black hole Jan. 11 at the American Astronomical Society’s winter meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, showing lingering evidence of two burps in a row.

“Black holes are voracious eaters, but it also turns out they don’t have very good table manners,” Julie Comerford, an astronomer at the University of Colorado Boulder, said during a news conference at the event today. “We know a lot of examples of black holes with single burps emanating out, but we discovered a galaxy with a supermassive black hole that has not one but two burps.” [The Strangest Black Holes in the Universe]

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