The Center of the Phoenix Cluster

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Credit: Bill Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)

Artist impression of galaxy at the center of the Phoenix Cluster. Powerful radio jets from the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy are creating giant radio bubbles (blue) in the ionized gas surrounding the galaxy. ALMA has detected cold molecular gas (red) hugging the outside of the bubbles. This material could eventually fall into the galaxy where it could fuel future star birth and feed the supermassive black hole.

Provider: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Image Source: /image/nrao/Gallery_nrao17cb01c

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

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Image Type
Artwork
Object Name
Phoenix Cluster SPT CL J2344-4243
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Grouping > Cluster

Distance

Universescale3
5,700,000,000 light years
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Gallery_nrao17cb01c
Subject Category
C.5.5.3  
Subject Name
Phoenix Cluster, SPT CL J2344-4243
Credits
Bill Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)
Release Date
Lightyears
5.7E+09
Redshift
0.597
Reference Url
/image/nrao/Gallery_nrao17cb01c
Type
Artwork
Image Quality
Good
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Equinox
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NRAO/AUI/NSF
URL
https://public.nrao.edu
Name
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Email
outreach@nrao.edu
Telephone
Address
520 Edgemont Road
City
Charlottesville
State/Province
Virginia
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NRAO/AUI/NSF
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nrao
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Resource URL
/image/nrao/Gallery_nrao17cb01c
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Metadata Date
2018-05-04T15:30:11-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Universescalefull
5,700,000,000 light years