Powerful Jet from a Supermassive Black Hole in Galaxy System 3C 321

Powerful Jet from a Supermassive Black Hole in Galaxy System 3C 321

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This composite space wallpaper shows the jet from a black hole at the center of a galaxy striking the edge of another galaxy. The jet impacts the companion galaxy at its edge and is then disrupted and deflected.

Credit: NASA, ESA, D. Evans (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), [X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/D.Evans et al.; Optical/UV: NASA/STScI; Radio: NSF/VLA/CfA/D.Evans et al., STFC/JBO/MERLIN]

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