Artistic Composition of the Radio Telescopes in Space and on the Ground Observing NGC 1275 (image) Aalto University Share Print E-Mail Caption Artistic composition of the radio telescopes in space and on the ground observing NGC 1275, the central galaxy of the Perseus cluster of galaxies at a distance of 230 million light years. This radio image shows a newly forming jet that is about three light years long. The central black hole is inside the bright spot at the top of the image. The details visible in the image are smaller than the Oort's comet cloud around our solar system. Credit Pier Raffaele Platania INAF/IRA (compilation); ASC Lebedev Institute (RadioAstron image) Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.