Active Galaxy Jets
University of Bristol
Herschel Society Free Public Lecture,
University of Bath 17th November 2011
Assumes Black Holes are at centre of all galaxies
small scale pattern of one light year or less affects larger pattern of
length scales of over 100,000 light years through some feedback process.
Holes emit radiation through matter falling into them
are visible to us as products of synchrotron radiation
can view the jets using X-rays
jets only last for about 30 years
jets are much larger
Jets can be over 3000 light years in length
think there must be some other explanation or mechanism to explain 10
million degrees centigrade temperature of hydrogen gas in the jets.
involved in feedback loops between black-hole growth and new star
cold dark matter play a part in this process? Can Cold Dark Matter be
explained by interactions between relativistic particles and those travelling
in “super-lubricated” frictionless tubes faster than the speed of light?