Radio lobe galaxies

Three distant radio galaxies with Hubble Space Telescope images superimposed on images of their radio emissions (green contour lines). The galaxies are 3C265, 3C324, and 3C368. (In the case of 3C265, the green line shows the axis of the radio lobes.)

What is going on?

The model of a supermassive black hole would appear to be a good guess. The jets from the accretion disk shoot out beyond the galaxy and eventually radiate at radio wavelengths.

Davison E. Soper, Institute of Theoretical Science, University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403 USA