The grinches at NASA have aimed their instruments at a jet-producing giant black hole that is fortunately light years removed from the Holy Land, to snap the mother of all Debbie Downer Xmas cards using the Chandra X-ray telescope
The galactic center black hole , invisible in the dust lane at the top of the lower galaxy, is beaming gamma rays bright as sunlight at a companion , turning it into a Christmas tree ornament of x-ray fluorescence, as it ionizes the bejesus out of the dusty interstellar medium. The blue streak is of radio noise as it blasts clear out the other side.
The glad tidings are that this 2.5 million parsec distant death star will run out of steam in another million years or so , before it can carve a wider swathe of destruction through the hapless galaxy. Meanwhile, wise men will give it a wide berth. The place is as hot as it looks.The artist's rendition is clearer than the messy reality--