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The Marvelous Helix: From DNA to Astrophysical Jets

Mario Livio | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

The Vela pulsar is not the only astronomical object exhibiting a helical jet. Evidence for such jets has been observed in other pulsars and in active galactic nuclei. The latter represent supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies.