22 Feb '12, 2pm

Winds from stellar-mass black hole clocked at 20 million mph

Winds from stellar-mass black hole clocked at 20 million mph

COME CLOSER: The strong gravity of the black hole, on the left, is pulling gas away from a companion star on the right. This gas forms a disk of hot gas around the black hole, and the wind is driven off this disk at 20 million mph. (Image: M.Weiss/NASA) Scientists have measured the fastest winds yet observed from a stellar-mass black hole, shedding light on the behavior of these curious cosmic objects. The winds, clocked by astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, are racing through space at 20 million mph (32 million kph), or about 3 percent the speed of light. That's nearly 10 times faster than had ever been seen from a stellar-mass black hole , researchers said. "This is like the cosmic equivalent of winds from a Category 5 hurricane ," study lead author Ashley King, of the University of Michigan, said in a statement. "We weren't expecting to see such powerfu...

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