Release 1115 of 1,156

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Yields Clear View of Optical Jet in Galaxy M87

Release date: Jan 16, 1992 12:00 AM (EST)
Release type: American Astronomical Society Meeting

A NASA Hubble Space Telescope (HST) view of a 4,000 light-year long jet of plasma emanating from the bright nucleus of the giant elliptical galaxy M87. This ultraviolet light image was made with the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera (FOC), one of two imaging systems aboard HST.