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Centaurus A Galaxy Facts – The Ultimate Guide To The Centaurus A Galaxy

3 May 2021, 12:01 UTC
Centaurus A Galaxy Facts – The Ultimate Guide To The Centaurus A Galaxy
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Centaurus A (NGC5128) is an unusual-looking galactic nebula located approximately 12-13 million lightyears from earth in the Centauri constellation. In 1826, James Dunlop discovered this bizarre and fascinating star that’s been a mystery ever since.

Facts About Centaurus A Galaxy

The black hole of Centaurus A is more massive than the Milky Way.The unusual shapes you see in the photo are caused by powerful jets of energy shooting from a black hole.The galaxy’s dust lane is an area of interstellar dust in a sideways S shape.All of the new stars that are made by Centaurus A are very bright.Centaurus A is the fifth brightest galaxy that you can see in our night sky.Scientists have found that the radio and X-ray jets are thought to be created by an explosive event happening on the edge before the black hole’s event horizon.Centaurus A is a star-making machine! Not only does it produce new stars, but also sheds off old ones.It takes over 10 million years for light to reach us from the distant galaxy, so these stars exploded more than 10 million years ago.Centaurus A is a colossal, part of the Virgo Supercluster that contains at least one hundred galaxy groups and ...

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