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January 16, 1992 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1992-07

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

An American Astronomical Society Meeting Release

January 16, 1992: 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.


Credit: F. Duccio Macchetto/NASA/ESA