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Chandra X-ray Images of Flare in NGC 5128
Astronomers have found a pair of extraordinary objects that dramatically burst in X-rays. This discovery, obtained with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton observatory, may represent a new class of explosive events. These images shows the location of one of these objects in the NGC 5128 galaxy.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/UA/J.Irwin et al.)


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Chandra X-ray Image of Centaurus A
The two objects were both found in elliptical galaxies, NGC 5128 (also known as Centaurus A) shown here and NGC 4636. In this Chandra X-ray Observatory image of NGC 5128, low, medium, and high-energy X-rays are colored red, green, and blue.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/UA/J.Irwin et al.)


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