Supermassive Black Hole Creates Jets of Particles (image) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Caption 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. Credit NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.