Close-up Look at a Jet near a Black Hole in Galaxy M87 (Ground-Based View)
A Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio image of the region close to the black hole, where an extragalactic jet is formed into a narrow beam by magnetic fields. The false colour corresponds to the intensity of the radio energy being emitted by the jet. The red region is about 1/10 light-year across. The image was taken in March 1999.
National Radio Astronomy Observatory/Associated Universities, Inc
About the Image
About the Object
|Name:||IRAS 12282+1240, M 87, Messier 87, NGC 4486, Virgo Galaxy|
|Type:||• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos|