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NGC
6543

Cen A


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G292.0
+1.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



A c t i v e  G a l a x y
: Centaurus A


(NASA/SAO/R.Kraft et al.)

This stunning Chandra X-ray Observatory image of Centaurus A was the result of approximately 20 hours of observation. In addition to the bright central source a suspected supermassive black hole and the X-ray jet emanating from the core, more than 200 point-like X-ray sources were identified and studied. Because of their distribution around the center of the galaxy, it is believed that most of these point-like X-ray sources are X-ray binaries in which a neutron star or stellar-sized black hole is consuming matter from a nearby companion star. A diffuse cloud of hot X-ray producing gas that envelopes the central region can also be seen.
Centaurus A Photo Album Page


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NGC
4631

Sag A*

Vela Pulsar

Venus

XTE
J1118
+480