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Giant Radio Jet Coming from Wrong Kind of Galaxy

Giant Radio Jet Coming from Wrong Kind of Galaxy

Depicts: 0313-192
Copyright: NASA, W. Keel (University of Alabama), M. Ledlow (Gemini Observatory), F. Owen (NRAO) and AUI/NSF

These are composite images of the galaxy 0313-192, the first spiral galaxy known to be producing a giant radio-emitting jet.

The image at left represents two views of the galaxy that astronomers have combined into one photograph. The view of the galaxy and its surrounding environment was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys. The red material in the image represents the radio-emitting jet, which was taken by the Very Large Array. The galaxy is seen edge-on.

At right is a close-up of the Hubble telescope image. Another red overlay from a higher-resolution Very Large Array picture shows the inner portion of the jet.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
24-May-2024 03:50 UT

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