Galaxies with relativistic jets

This image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a selection of galaxies used in a survey to confirm the link between mergers and high-speed 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.

On the left (top to bottom) are the galaxies 3C 297 and 3C 454.1, on the right is 3C 356.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, M. Chiaberge (STScI)

About the Image

Id:heic1511b
Type:Collage
Release date:28 May 2015, 15:00
Related releases:heic1511
Size:2237 x 1086 px

About the Object

Name:3C 297, 3C 356, 3C 454.1
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
Early Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Category:Galaxies
Quasars and Black Holes

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