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The MAD world of black holes

An analysis of optical and radio observations has revealed how powerful jets are launched from the centres of active galaxies, where supermassive black holes accrete matter through magnetically arrested disks, or MADs. See Letter p.126

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Figure 1: Jets emerging from the centre of an active galactic nucleus.

a: ESO/WFI (Optical); MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A. Weiss et al. (Submillimetre); NASA/CXC/CfA/R. Kraft et al. (X-ray)

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Gabuzda, D. The MAD world of black holes. Nature 510, 42–43 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/510042a

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