Turbulent Cauldron of Starbirth in Nearby Active Galaxy (ground-based image)

This ground-based telescopic view shows that the dust lane girdles the entire elliptical galaxy. This lane has long been considered the dust remnant of a smaller spiral galaxy that merged with the large elliptical galaxy.



About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:14 May 1998, 06:00
Size:2522 x 1928 px

About the Object

Name:Centaurus A, IRAS 13225-4245, NGC 5128
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical

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