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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: Black Hole in Galaxy M87 Emits Jet of High-Speed Electrons

Black Hole in Galaxy M87 Emits Jet of High-Speed Electrons

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A visible light image of the giant elliptical galaxy M87, taken with NASA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in February 1998, reveals a brilliant jet of high-speed electrons emitted from the nucleus (diagonal line across image). The jet is produced by a 3-billion-solar-mass black hole.

Object Name: M87

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA and John Biretta (STScI/JHU)

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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 M87 Image Type: Astronomical M87 M87 Image Type: Astronomical M87

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