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News release ID: STScI-1999-43
Release Date: Oct 27, 1999
Image Use: Copyright
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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 color 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.

Active Galaxies/Quasars, Black Holes, Elliptical Galaxies, Galaxies, Observations


Credit: National Radio Astronomy Observatory/Associated Universities, Inc.