Stunning Image of a 'Radio Galaxy'

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The MeerKAT telescope in South Africa has produced a never-seen-before array of cosmic elements woven into space. The amazing image depicts powerful radio waves dropping into a black hole at the center of a galaxy known as IC 4296.

The two radio streams of gas on opposite sides of the galaxy are created by the energy from matter as it falls into the massive rotating black hole creates, explains "Only MeerKAT's unique combination of sensitivity, angular resolution and dynamic range allowed the discovery of these threads, ribbons and rings," said Jim Condon, one of the study's authors.

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