Black hole and radio jets

Blackhole Jets - NASA
Composite image of the spiral galaxy NGC 4258

This composite image combines data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and its Spitzer Space Telescope shows the massive black hole in this distant galaxy, NGC 4258 and the radio jets. The blue portions of the image are from the x-ray data provided by Chandra while the red and green represent the infrared emissions from hydrogen molecules observed by Spitzer. The x-ray and hydrogen emissions are believed to have been caused by shocks which are close to a sonic boom – except from a supersonic plane.