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What in the Universe: M87 Jet

 What is speeding through space in this time-lapse?


Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach in collaboration with NASA’s Universe of Learning partners: Caltech/IPAC, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and Sonoma State University.

  • Images of M87 particle jet: NRAO/Walker et al. 

  • Montage zoom into M87: ESO/L. Calçada, Digitized Sky Survey 2, ESA/Hubble, RadioAstron, De Gasperin et al., Kim et al., EHT Collaboration 

  • Visualization of black hole and swirling material: ESO/M. Kornmesser 

  • Animation of black hole with jets:  ESO/M. Kornmesser

Written by Leah Ramsay
Designed by Leah Hustak and Dani Player
Subject matter expertise from Dr. Quyen Hart and Dr. Christopher Britt 
Editorial and design input from Margaret Carruthers and Timothy Rhue II
Music courtesy of Music for Non-Profits 


All narration is presented in text form within the video. In addition, a full transcript will be available in the Library in the near future. Check back soon!