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Radio Galaxy 4C41.17

Radio Galaxy 4C41.17

Date: 12 November 1992
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: 4C41.17
Copyright: NASA/ESA

4C41.17 is one of several distant radio-emitting galaxies, discovered by members of the team during the past few years. The team's search and detection strategy is based on the enormous power and special character of the radio emission from such distant galaxies.

In 4C41.17 a massive black hole rotating at the galaxy's core is commonly thought to be the engine which produces twin jets of high-speed particles. The energy from the jets would be the source of the radio emissions.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
23-Jun-2024 06:56 UT

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