Hot Gas Jet in M87


This video zooms in on a black-hole-powered jet of hot gas in the giant elliptical galaxy M87. The time-lapse movie shows hot plasma spiraling along magnetic field lines generated by the supermassive black hole over a 13-year period. It was assembled from images take by the Hubble Space Telescope.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qr_0K7UPas]

Video Credit: NASA

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