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.


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About the Image

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Release date:27 October 1999, 20:00
Size:562 x 480 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 12282+1240, M 87, Messier 87, NGC 4486, Virgo Galaxy
Type:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Jet
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

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