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Do Black Hole Jets Do the Twist?

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Science  13 Aug 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5686, pp. 931
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5686.931a

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On page 978, three astrophysicists propose that a whirling black hole at the center of a galaxy can whip magnetic fields into a coiled frenzy and expel them along two narrow jets.