Formation of Extragalactic Jets from a Black Hole Accretion Disk

Artist's impression of the formation region of M 87's jet. An accretion disk (red-yellow) surrounds the black hole, and its magnetic field lines twist tightly to channel the outpouring subatomic particles into a narrow jet. The jet opens widely near the black hole, then is shaped into a narrower beam within a light-year of the black hole.

Artist's concept of the formation region of M 87's jet. An accretion disk (red-yellow) surrounds the black hole, and its magnetic field lines twist tightly to channel the outpouring subatomic particles into a narrow jet. The jet opens widely near the black hole, then is shaped into a narrower beam within a light-year of the black hole.

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About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9943e
Type:Artwork
Release date:27 October 1999, 20:00
Size:1188 x 1050 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 87, NGC 4486, Virgo Galaxy
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos
Distance:55 million light years


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