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Optical Jet in Galaxy M87

Optical Jet in Galaxy M87

Date: 15 January 1992
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Jet in M87A
Copyright: F. Duccio Macchetto/NASA/ESA

A NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) view of a 4,000 light-year long jet of plasma emanating from the bright nucleus of the giant elliptical galaxy M87. This ultraviolet light image was made with the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera (FOC), one of two imaging systems aboard HST. M87 is a giant elliptical galaxy with an estimated mass of 300 billion suns.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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