Image credit: Gendron-Marsolais et al. / S. Dagnello / NRAO / AUI / NSF / Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
Left: NGC 1275, at the core of the cluster, is seen in new detail, including a newly-revealed wealth of complex, filamentary structure in its radio lobes.
Center: NGC 1265 shows the effects of its motion through the tenuous material between the galaxies; its radio jets are bent backward by that interaction, then merge into a single, broad tail; the tail then is further bent, possibly by motions within the intergalactic material.
Right: the jets of IC 310 are bent backward, similarly to NGC 1265, but appear closer because of the viewing angle from Earth; that angle also allows astronomers to directly observe energetic gamma rays generated near the supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s core.
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