Jets that Appear Faster than Light

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Credit: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF

Aftermath of the merger of two neutron stars. Ejecta from an initial explosion formed a shell around the black hole formed from the merger. A jet of material propelled from a disk surrounding the black hole first interacted with the ejecta material to form a broad \"cocoon.\" Later, the jet broke through to emerge into interstellar space, where its extremely fast motion became apparent.

Provider: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/?post_type=release=11645

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

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Superluminal Motion of Neutron Star Merger Jet
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Star > Circumstellar Material > Outflow
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E.3.7.3  
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Superluminal Motion of Neutron Star Merger Jet
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Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF
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Lightyears
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https://public.nrao.edu/?post_type=release=11645
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NRAO/AUI/NSF
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520 Edgemont Road
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Charlottesville
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Virginia
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2018-09-06T10:01:57-04:00
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