Press Release

A radio map of the VLA data

June 1, 2004


A 1.4Ghz continuum radio image from the Very Large Array (VLA) at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in New Mexico, U.S.A., covering the entire 1.3°x  1.3°field of the SXDS. Over one thousands sources, such as radio jet in this image, are in the image. An active galaxtic nucleus, a massive black hole in the center of a galaxy actively swallowing matter, is responsible for the jet. The iamge represents about sixty hours of obsrving time with the VLA B and C arrays.

Image courtesy of Chris Simpson (University of Durham), Steve Rawlings (University of Oxford), Rob Ivison (UK Astronomy Technology Centre and University of Edinburgh), and Kaz Sekiguchi (Subaru Telescope).

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Sceince Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.

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