Giant Radio Jet Coming from Wrong Kind of Galaxy

These are composite images of the galaxy 0313-192, the first spiral galaxy known to be producing a giant radio-emitting jet.

The image at left represents two views of the galaxy that astronomers have combined into one photograph. The view of the galaxy and its surrounding environment was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys. The red material in the image represents the radio-emitting jet, which was taken by the Very Large Array. The galaxy is seen edge-on.

At right is a close-up of the Hubble telescope image. Another red overlay from a higher-resolution Very Large Array picture shows the inner portion of the jet.

Credit:

NASA/ESA, W. Keel (University of Alabama), M. Ledlow (Gemini Observatory), F. Owen (NRAO) and AUI/NSF

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0304b
Type:Collage
Release date:8 January 2003, 18:20
Size:3000 x 2400 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)

Colours & filters

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

Image Formats

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