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Radio Galaxy 3C368

Radio Galaxy 3C368

Depicts: 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
1-Dec-2023 06:27 UT

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