Close-up look at a jet near a black hole in galaxy M87 (ground-based view)

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esahubble_opo9943b October 27th, 1999

Credit: National Radio Astronomy Observatory/National Science Foundation

This radio image of the galaxy M 87, taken with the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope in February 1989, shows giant bubble-like structures where radio emission is thought to be powered by the jets of subatomic particles coming from the the galaxy's central black hole. The false colour corresponds to the intensity of the radio energy being emitted by the jet. M 87 is located 50 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9943b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
IRAS 12282+1240 M 87 Messier 87 NGC 4486 Virgo Galaxy
Subject - Local Universe
Nebula > Type > Jet
Esahubble_opo9943b_1280
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ID
opo9943b
Subject Category
C.4.1.5  
Subject Name
IRAS 12282+1240, M 87, Messier 87, NGC 4486, Virgo Galaxy
Credits
National Radio Astronomy Observatory/National Science Foundation
Release Date
1999-10-27T20:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9943b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
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Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
559.0, 305.0
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Rotation
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Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo9943b
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:55:22+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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