Jet-Launching Structure Resolved Near the Supermassive Black Hole in M87

  title={Jet-Launching Structure Resolved Near the Supermassive Black Hole in M87},
  author={Sheperd S. Doeleman and Vincent L. Fish and David E. Schenck and Christopher Beaudoin and Raymond Blundell and Geoffrey C. Bower and Avery E. Broderick and Richard A. Chamberlin and Robert W. Freund and Per Friberg and Mark A. Gurwell and Paul T. P. Ho and Mareki Honma and Makoto Inoue and Thomas P. Krichbaum and James W. Lamb and Abraham Loeb and Colin J. Lonsdale and Daniel P. Marrone and James M. Moran and Tomoaki Oyama and Richard Plambeck and Rurik A. Primiani and Alan E. E. Rogers and D. L. Smythe and Jason SooHoo and Peter A. Strittmatter and Remo P. J. Tilanus and Michael Titus and Jonathan Weintroub and Melvyn Wright and Ken Young and Lucy M Ziurys},
  pages={355 - 358}
Black Hole Close-Up M87 is a giant elliptical galaxy about 55 million light-years away. Accretion of matter onto its central massive black hole is thought to power its relativistic jet. To probe structures on scales similar to that of the black hole's event horizon, Doeleman et al. (p. 355, published online 27 September) observed the relativistic jet in M87 at a wavelength of 1.3 mm using the Event Horizon Telescope, a special purpose, very-long-baseline interferometry array consisting of four… 
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