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August 4, 2022

Composite of Centaurus A revealing lobes and jets from galaxy's black hole

This color composite of Centaurus A, an elliptical galaxy located about 13 million light-years from Earth, reveals the lobes and jets emanating from the active galaxy’s central black hole.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants AST 1821967, AST 1813708, AST 1813609, AST 1514763, AST 1812856, AST 1412792 and AST 1814208.]

Learn more in the University of Arizona news story New treasure trove of globular clusters holds clues about galaxy evolution. (Date of image: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 4, 2022)

Credit: ESO/WFI (Optical); MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al. (Submillimetre); NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. (X-ray)

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