# Sgr A Relativistic Jets Visible?

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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello,

Question: If Sgr A were to emit relativistic jets, say... to a 90 degree angle from what we see as the Milky Way, how visible would that be to us on Earth?

The pictures I see on the internet suggest that the jets are about twice as long as galaxies themselves. This makes me think that the light-show would be tremendous.

Chalnoth
It's a little difficult to find such jets because they're only emitted while the black hole is gobbling up matter, and the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy hasn't been doing much of that lately. However, there is some evidence of jets from combining Chandra and VLA data:
http://www.chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2013/sgra/

Chalnoth
Thanks Chalnoth!

I should have been more clear. I mean, would we see the jets in our sky?

For example, if Sgr A were doing this: