Research report 2007 - Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
The Inner Jet of the Radio Galaxy M87
SummaryA new image of the inner jet of the radio galaxy M87 was produced in the Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy. It is unprecedented in its combination of sensitivity and spatial resolution, providing details down to only three light months in size. It shows a highly collimated jet which appears limb-brightened and also a faint counter-jet which are analyzed within the framework of the current theoretical models.