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Close-up Look at a Jet near a Black Hole in Galaxy M87 (Ground-Based View)

Close-up Look at a Jet near a Black Hole in Galaxy M87 (Ground-Based View)


Depicts: M 87, IRAS 12282+1240, NGC 4486, the Virgo Cluster A, the Virgo Galaxy
Copyright: National Radio Astronomy Observatory/Associated Universities, Inc

A Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio image of the region close to the black hole, where an extragalactic jet is formed into a narrow beam by magnetic fields. The false color corresponds to the intensity of the radio energy being emitted by the jet. The red region is about 1/10 light-year across. The image was taken in March 1999.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
4-Mar-2024 09:08 UT

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