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Virgo

jet of particles shooting from black hole's magnetic pole seen edge-on, the dust torus can completely hide the disk and black hole, so only the radio jets are apparent

star being ripped apart by intense gravity accretion disk glows, emitting light and X-rays seen edge-on, the dust torus can completely hide the disk and black hole, so only the radio jets are apparent torus of dust, typically 10 light-years across jet expands into lobe thousands of light-years long_

star being ripped apart by intense gravity accretion disk glows, emitting light and X-rays

THE coRE of AN AcTiVE GALAxY

This illustration shows a black hole at the core pulling material into its accretion disk. Most active galaxies share the features shown here, but they may appear different when we see them from other angles.

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