Turbulent Cauldron of Starbirth in Nearby Active Galaxy

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope offers a stunning unprecedented close-up view of a turbulent firestorm of starbirth along a nearly edge-on dust disk girdling Centaurus A, the nearest active galaxy to Earth.

Credit:

E.J. Schreier, (STScI) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9814a
Type:Collage
Release date:14 May 1998, 06:00
Size:1200 x 900 px

About the Object

Name:Centaurus A, IRAS 13225-4245, NGC 5128
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:11 million light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

Notes: The Hubble observation data relates to the right image. The left image was captured by a ground-based telescope.


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