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Blazar Jets Push Closer to Cosmic Speed Limit

01/22/2005 12:00AM

Blazar Jets Push Closer to Cosmic Speed Limit

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have discovered jets of plasma blasted from the cores of distant galaxies at speeds within one-tenth of one percent of the speed of light, placing these plasma jets among the fastest objects yet seen in the Universe.


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