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NASA highlights a massive black hole blazing fiery plasma trails across the cosmos #rwanda #RwOT ##ImolaGP

NASA highlights a massive black hole blazing fiery plasma trails across the cosmos

The focus of this new image share from NASA — a photo composite featuring imagery captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array in New Mexico — is Hercules A.

The distant galaxy, also known as 3C 348, is the bright spot right in the middle of the below image. Those long, gorgeous trails of red are plasma jets that span roughly 1.5 million light-years of distance. They're invisible to the naked eye, but we see them here in beautiful shades of red, pink, and purple thanks to the VLA.

As for the cause of these enormous plasma jets, look no further than the massive black hole that sits at the center of 3C 348. Read more...

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