This image of a distant radio galaxy is part of the Very Large Array Sky Survey – a seven-year campaign using the VLA to map eighty percent of the sky from New Mexico and generate a database of approximately 10 million radio sources. The image depicts massive radio jets blasting away from a supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy, which is seen as a faint dot between the two jets. The VLA Sky Survey continues to generate thousands of images at unprecedented resolution, revealing the details and stunning structure of extragalactic jets. If you want to look up where on the sky this image resides, the galaxy’s coordinates are: 14h 54m 27.8s, -36deg 39m 58.0s (J2000).
Categories:Active Galaxies Galaxies
Part of Collections:VLASS
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