From NASA Chandra: “Winds of Change: How Black Holes May Shape Galaxies “

“This is a composite image of NGC 1068, one of the nearest and brightest galaxies containing a rapidly growing supermassive black hole. X-ray data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory are shown in red, optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope in green and radio data from the Very Large Array in blue. The spiral structure of NGC 1068 is shown by the X-ray and optical data, and a jet powered by the central supermassive black hole is shown by the radio data.





NGC 1068 is a nearby spiral galaxy containing a black hole at its center that is twice as massive as the Milky Way’s.

X-ray images and spectra from Chandra show that a million- mile-per-hour wind is being driven from NGC 1068′s black hole.

This wind has an impact on how the galaxy evolves.”

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