APOD: The Galaxy, the Jet, and a Famous... (2024 May 09)

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APOD: The Galaxy, the Jet, and a Famous... (2024 May 09)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu May 09, 2024 4:06 am

Image The Galaxy, the Jet, and a Famous Black Hole

Explanation: Bright elliptical galaxy Messier 87 (M87) is home to the supermassive black hole captured in 2017 by planet Earth's Event Horizon Telescope in the first ever image of a black hole. Giant of the Virgo galaxy cluster about 55 million light-years away, M87 is rendered in blue hues in this infrared image from the Spitzer Space telescope. Though M87 appears mostly featureless and cloud-like, the Spitzer image does record details of relativistic jets blasting from the galaxy's central region. Shown in the inset at top right, the jets themselves span thousands of light-years. The brighter jet seen on the right is approaching and close to our line of sight. Opposite, the shock created by the otherwise unseen receding jet lights up a fainter arc of material. Inset at bottom right, the historic black hole image is shown in context at the center of giant galaxy, between the relativistic jets. Completely unresolved in the Spitzer image, the supermassive black hole surrounded by infalling material is the source of enormous energy driving the relativistic jets from the center of active galaxy M87. The Event Horizon Telescope image of M87 has been enhanced to reveal a sharper view of the famous supermassive black hole.

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Re: APOD: The Galaxy, the Jet, and a Famous... (2024 May 09)

Post by VictorBorun » Thu May 09, 2024 8:13 pm

ImageI wonder why this version failed to gain popularity

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Re: APOD: The Galaxy, the Jet, and a Famous... (2024 May 09)

Post by starsurfer » Thu May 09, 2024 10:31 pm

So it is black hole week.

Why can't it ever be planetary nebula week?

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Re: APOD: The Galaxy, the Jet, and a Famous... (2024 May 09)

Post by VictorBorun » Fri May 10, 2024 6:32 am

I wonder how to tell Wiki to edit all ly to kly at the right side of this infographics from 15 April 2021 about the companions to the Event Horizon Telescope's April 2017 campaign:
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