ALMA image of M87 jet in polarised light

This image shows a view of the jet in the Messier 87 (M87) galaxy in polarised light. The image was obtained with the Chile-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in which ESO is a partner, and captures the part of the jet, with a size of 6000 light years, closer to the centre of the galaxy. The lines mark the orientation of polarisation, which is related to the magnetic field in the region imaged. This ALMA image therefore indicates what the structure of the magnetic field along the jet looks like.

Të drejtat:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Goddi et al.

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso2105d
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Mar 24, 2021, 15:00 CET
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Përmasat:3360 x 3360 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Messier 87
Tipi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Constellation:Virgo
Kategori:Quasars and Black Holes

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):12 30 49.38
Position (Dec):12° 23' 28.87"
Field of view:0.06 x 0.06 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është -0.0° majtas vertikales

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BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Milimetër
230GHz
1.3 mmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Band 6