Compass and Scale Image of M87 Jet
54 million light-years (17 megaparsecs)
This image was created from HST data from proposals: 8140, 8780, 8048, 9461, 9829, 10133, and 10617: J. Biretta (STScI) and 9474: W. Sparks (STScI).
Illustration Credit: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI);
Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Madrid (McMaster University)