Black hole outburst releases 6 million mph winds

Black hole outburst releases 6 million mph winds

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New data shows intense winds of over 600 mph coming from V404 Cygni, one of the closest known black holes to the Earth

On June 15, NASA's Swift caught the onset of a rare X-ray outburst from a stellar-mass black hole in the binary system V404 Cygni. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2016 – New data shows that one of the black holes closest to Earth, V404 Cygni, released intense winds during a violent outburst in June 2015.

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