Radio galaxy 3C368

3C368. One of the best studied radio galaxies, this image is composed of a very smooth cigar-shaped emission region closely aligned with the radio axis, upon which is superimposed a string of bright knots that might be stars or dust. This suggests that a jet of high speed gas, presumably ejected from a black hole at the core of the galaxy, might be triggering star formation along its path.


M. Longair (Cambridge University, England), NASA/ESA, and NRAO

About the Image

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Release date:7 August 1995, 06:00
Size:105 x 210 px

About the Object

Name:3C 368.0
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy
Distance:z=1.13 (redshift)

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