Detail View: NASA Hubble Space Telescope Collection: Very Long Baseline Array Reveals Formation Region of Giant Cosmic Jet Near a Black Hole

Title: 
Very Long Baseline Array Reveals Formation Region of Giant Cosmic Jet Near a Black Hole
Object Name: 
M87
Acknowledgement: 
*Credit:* National Radio Astronomy Observatory/National Science Foundation
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*Description*: 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.
facet_what: 
VLA
facet_where: 
M87
facet_when: 
February 1989
facet_when_year: 
1989
UID: 
SPD-HUBBLE-STScI-1999-43b
original url: 
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/1999/43/image/b/
Release Date: 
October 27, 1999 02:00 PM (EDT)