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Gamma Rays in Active Galactic Nuclei

This animation shows how gamma rays possibly form in Active Galactic Nuclei.
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In the heart of an active galaxy, matter falling toward a supermassive black hole creates jets of particles traveling near the speed of light. For active galaxies classified as blazars, one of these jets beams almost directly toward Earth.    In the heart of an active galaxy, matter falling toward a supermassive black hole creates jets of particles traveling near the speed of light. For active galaxies classified as blazars, one of these jets beams almost directly toward Earth.
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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?20135
Animation Number:20135
Completed:2008-04-04
Animator:Walt Feimer (HTSI) (Lead)
Producer:Deanna Kekesi (NASA/GSFC)
Scientists:Julie McEnery (NASA/GSFC)
 Steven Ritz (NASA/GSFC)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:Fermi/LAT
Series:Astrophysics Animations
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Gamma Ray
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Space science
SVS >> Black Hole
SVS >> Active Galaxy
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> Universe
SVS >> GLAST
SVS >> Space
SVS >> Fermi
SVS >> Active Galactic Nucleus
 
 


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Many of our multimedia items use the GCMD keywords. These keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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