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News Release 629 of 966

October 27, 1999 02:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1999-43

Very Long Baseline Array Reveals Formation Region of Giant Cosmic Jet Near a Black Hole

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Image: M87

M87

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This radio image of the galaxy M87, 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 color corresponds to the intensity of the radio energy being emitted by the jet. M87 is located 50 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo.

Object Name: M87

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: National Radio Astronomy Observatory/National Science Foundation

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Montage Image: Close-Up Look at a Jet Near a Black Hole Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration Close-Up Look at a Jet Near a Black Hole Black Hole in Galaxy M87 Emits Jet of High-Speed Electrons Image Type: Astronomical Black Hole in Galaxy M87 Emits Jet of High-Speed Electrons M87 Image Type: Astronomical M87

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