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Radio galaxy 3C 297

Radio galaxy 3C 297

Date: 28 May 2015
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Copyright: NASA, ESA, M. Chiaberge (STScI)

This image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy 3C 297, which was part of a large survey of galaxies.

The survey confirmed the link between mergers and galaxies hosting relativistic jets from supermassive black holes. These galaxies have very strong emissions at radio wavelengths implying that the supermassive black holes they host are feeding huge outflows of plasma.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
25-Feb-2024 13:12 UT

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