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August 22, 2013 11:45 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-32

Hubble Takes Movies of Space Slinky

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About the Object
Object Name: M87 Jet
Object Description: Giant Elliptical Galaxy with Jet
Position (J2000): R.A. 12h 30m 49s.42
Dec. +12° 23' 28".03
Constellation: Virgo
Distance: 54 million light-years (17 megaparsecs)
About the Data
Note: Data used in the analysis of the M87 jet are from several different instruments and numerous Hubble proposals.
Data Description: The science team includes: E. Meyer, W. Sparks, J. Biretta, J. Anderson, S.T. Sohn, and R. van der Marel (STScI), C. Norman (Johns Hopkins University), and M. Nakamura (Academia Sinica)
Instrument: ACS/WFC ACS/HRC WFPC2
Filters: F814W (I) F814W (I) F814W (I)
Exposure Date(s): 2002 - 2006 2006 1995 - 2008
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, E. Meyer, W. Sparks, J. Biretta, J. Anderson, S.T. Sohn, and R. van der Marel (STScI), C. Norman (Johns Hopkins University), and M. Nakamura (Academia Sinica)
Release Date: August 22, 2013
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