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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Astronomy Tuesday

NGC 5128, better known as Centaurus A, is one of the brightest galaxies in the sky. Its peculiar shape is the result of a collision with a smaller spiral galaxy, with which it will eventually merge. The more interesting feature in this photo are the red trails in the upper left. They are filaments from a jet of ionized matter being ejected from the supermassive black hole at the galaxy core.

Image Credit and Copyright: Marco Lorenzi, Angus Lau and Tommy Tse; Text: Natalia Lewandowska (SUNY Oswego)

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