Black Hole Erruption: HDF 130
When powerful radio waves speed away from the supermassive black hole in the center of a distant galaxy they interact with photons left over from the big bang. They impart enough energy to boost these photons up to the x-ray energy band.
These x-rays were spotted by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and are seen above in this ghostly image. HDF 130 spans over 2.2 million light years and is over 10 billion light years away from Earth. (x)
2.2 million light years across.
10 billion light years away from our eyes.