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Record-breaking ultraviolet winds discovered near black hole

March 21, 2016

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The fastest winds at ultraviolet wavelengths have been discovered near a supermassive black hole. The winds have speeds of more than 200 million miles an hour, equivalent to a category 77 hurricane. The research team's discovery of the fastest ultraviolet winds ever confirmed from a quasar -- the disk of hot gas that surrounds the black hole -- is published in the March 21, 2016, print issue of the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.Full Story

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