** 3C321: 'DEATH STAR' GALAXY BLACK HOLE FIRES AT NEIGHBORING GALAXY
A powerful jet from a supermassive black hole is blasting a nearby galaxy, according to new results from NASA. This galactic violence, never seen before, could have a profound effect on any planets in the path of the jet and trigger a burst of star formation in the wake of its destruction. Known as 3C321, the system contains two galaxies in orbit around each other. Chandra X-ray Observatory data show that both galaxies contain super massive black holes at their centers, but the larger galaxy has a jet emanating from the vicinity of its black hole. The smaller galaxy has apparently swung into the path of this jet.
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