Radiation Plumes

Radiation plumes from 3C353. Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Tokyo Institute of Technology/J.Kataoka et al, Radio: NRAO/VLA

Radiation plumes from 3C353. Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Tokyo Institute of Technology/J.Kataoka et al, Radio: NRAO/VLA

From JPL and click the link for wallpaper sizes, looks great on my screen:

Jets generated by supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies can transport huge amounts of energy across great distances. 3C353 is a wide, double-lobed source where the galaxy is the tiny point in the center and giant plumes of radiation can be seen in X-rays from Chandra (purple) and radio data from the Very Large Array (orange).

3C353 is located in the constellation Ophiuchus and about 126-million parsecs / 410-million light-years away. I believe those radiation plumes span something like 181,000 parsecs / 590,000 light-years.