Astrophysik: Fenster zum Kosmos

Astrophysik: Fenster zum Kosmos

The Quasar 3C273 and the jet
In this image taken in the X-ray energy range, the radio jet emitted by Quasar 3C273 is very visible.
Jets are prominent radio waves sources. They are thought to be created by the interaction between the black hole located in the center of the quasar and the mass orbiting around it.
Next movie shows the jet's evolution in over 7 years time.
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