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News Release 611 of 948

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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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.

Object Name: M87

Image Type: Astronomical

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

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The above image is part of a montage:

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 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

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