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X-ray, Optical & Radio Images of SDSS J1430+1339 Teacup
Nicknamed the "Teacup" because of its shape, this quasar is causing an ongoing storm. The "handle" is a ring of optical and X-ray light surrounding a giant bubble, shown in the Chandra and Hubble data. This handle-shaped feature, which is located about 30,000 light-years from the galaxy's central supermassive black hole, was likely formed by one or more eruptions powered by the black hole. New data from Chandra and XMM-Newton mission are giving astronomers an improved understanding of the history of this galactic storm. Also shown is a radio image to the same field of view as the X-ray and optical images.
Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Cambridge/G. Lansbury et al; Optical: NASA/STScI/W. Keel et al; Radio: NRAO/VLA

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SDSS J1430+1339 with Scale Bar
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Cambridge/G. Lansbury et al; Optical: NASA/STScI/W. Keel et al.)

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