NASA | Radio Telescopes Capture Best-Ever Snapshot of a Black Hole's Jet

Uploaded by NASAexplorer on 20.05.2011

Narrator: This is the giant elliptical galaxy
Centaurus A. Radio and X-ray images reveal features associated
with jets driven by the galaxy's supermassive black hole.
Now, the TANAMI project has provided the best-ever view of these jets.
In this radio image of the galaxy's core, the black hole
is invisible, but the jets show in great detail. Features as small as
15 light-days across can be resolved. The
powerful jets feed vast lobes of radio emitting gas that reach far beyond the
visible galaxy.