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.

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

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Auðkenni:eso2105d
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Mar 24, 2021, 15:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso2105
Stærð:3360 x 3360 px

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Nafn:Messier 87
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Constellation:Virgo
Flokkur:Quasars and Black Holes

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Position (RA):12 30 49.38
Position (Dec):12° 23' 28.87"
Field of view:0.06 x 0.06 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er -0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Millímetri
230GHz
1.3 mmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Band 6