Radio Galaxy 3C368
Copyright: M. Longair (Cambridge University, England), NASA, and NRAO
3C368. One of the best studied radio galaxies, this
image is composed of a very smooth cigar-shaped emission region closely aligned with the radio axis, upon which is superimposed a string of bright knots that might be stars or dust. This suggests that a jet of high speed gas, presumably ejected from a black hole at the core of the galaxy, might be triggering star formation along its path.
Last Update: 1 September 2019