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M87 – Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy

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M87 – Virgo A – NGC 4486 – Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy

M87 aka Virgo A aka NGC 4486, a supergiant elliptical galaxy in Virgo. Recently, in April 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope project published the first direct image of (the shadow of) the supermassive black hole at the center. The cutout shows the blueish plasma jet emitted from the central black hole.

All details at Astrobin Image of the Day 01 Aug 2019 and the version with enlargement here.

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