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August 28, 2020

Multi-frequency composite image of the galaxy TXS 0128+554

Multi-frequency composite Very Long Baseline Array image of the galaxy TXS 0128+554, which is located 500 million light-years from Earth. The image shows young radio jets originating near a supermassive black hole at the core of the galaxy. The jets in this image started about 80 years ago, stopped, then resumed about 10 years ago.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants AST 0808050 and AST 1109911.]

Learn more about this research in the NRAO news story A galaxy’s stop-and-start young radio jets. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 28, 2020)

Credit: Lister et al.; Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF

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