Wide View of 0313-192

Giant jets of subatomic particles moving at nearly the speed of light have been found coming from thousands of galaxies across the Universe, but always from elliptical galaxies or galaxies in the process of merging. However, using the combined power of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the Very Large Array (radio observatory) and the 8-meter Gemini-South Telescope, astronomers discovered a huge jet coming from a spiral galaxy similar to our own Milky Way. Composite images show the galaxy, called 0313-192, which is the first spiral galaxy known to be producing a giant radio-emitting jet.

Credit:

NASA/ESA, NRAO/AUI/NSF and W. Keel (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0304a
Type:Observation
Release date:8 January 2003, 18:20
Size:2029 x 2359 px

About the Object

Name:Radio Galaxy 0313-192
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Seyfert
• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos
Distance:z=0.067 (redshift)
Constellation:Eridanus

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
Pseudogreen (V+I)
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Radio 21 cm Very Large Array (VLA)
Radio 3.56 cm Very Large Array (VLA)

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