Mass Outflow in Active Galactic Nuclei

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Science  25 May 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5521, pp. 1500-1501
DOI: 10.1126/science.1061145

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Active galactic nuclei are powered by accretion onto supermassive black holes. In his Perspective, Crenshaw discusses recent insights into the mass outflow from these nuclei, which provide information about the dynamical forces near an active supermassive black hole.