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More Images of Centaurus A Arcs
1
X-ray image of Centaurus A
This Chandra image of Centaurus A, taken with its High Resolution Camera, clearly show two arc-like structures of multimillion-degree gas surrounding the jet blasting away from the supermassive black hole in the nucleus.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/M.Karovska et al.)

2
X-ray/Optical/Radio Image of Centaurus A
(Credit: X-ray (NASA/CXC/M. Karovska et al.); Radio 21-cm image (NRAO/AUI/NSF/J.Van Gorkom/Schminovich et al.), Radio continuum image (NRAO/AUI/NSF/J.Condon et al.); Optical (Digitized Sky Survey U.K. Schmidt Image/STScI))

3
Optical image of Centaurus A
Covering the same area of sky as the Chandra image, this optical view reveals that Centaurus A is a giant elliptical galaxy with a band of dust and other cool material across the center.
(Credit: Digital Sky Survey/U.K. Schmidt Image/STScI)

4
X-ray/Optical Composite
An overlay of the X-ray and optical data demonstrates how the X-ray arcs trace a ring around the galaxy as seen in visible light.
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/M. Karovska et al.; Optical: Digital Sky Survey/U.K. Schmidt Image/STScI)

5
This VLA 21-cm radio image shows synchrotron radiation from high-energy
electrons

The radio emission from the region of the electromagnetic spectrum reveals radio synchrotron radiation from high-energy electrons.
(Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF/J.Condon et al.)

6
Line Continuum Radio Image
This radio image (green) shows radiation from cold gas across the central region of Centaurus A.
(Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF/J. Van Gorkom/Schminovich et al., This image courtesy of Dr. Jacqueline van Gorkom from Columbia)

7
Cen A HRC-I X-ray Image
Cen A HRC-I X-ray image (dark blue) superimposed with the VLA radio
continuum map of the inner jet lobes (red contours), and the VLA radio
21-cm line HI gas emission (green contours). The white dashed line is a
schematical outline of an optical arc-like shell.
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/M. Karovska et al.; Radio: Schiminovich et al.)


8
ACIS Spectrum
ACIS Spectrum of the northwest arc along with the best fitting thermal model *upper panel) and the residuals in sigma (lower panel).
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/M. Karovska et al.)


9
Optical image of Centaurus A
Visible in the upper right corner of this optical image of the Centaurus A Galaxy is an arc of blue stars left behind when Centaurus A pulled in a smaller galaxy and tore it apart. Astronomers say the scar from this cosmic collision is fairly new and thousands of light years long.
(Credit: JHU/NOAO/AURA/NSF)

10
Chandra X-ray Image with Scale Bar
Scale bar = 3 arcmin
(Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/M. Karovska et al.; Radio 21-cm image: NRAO/AUI/NSF/J.Van Gorkom/Schminovich et al.; Radio continuum image: NRAO/AUI/NSF/J.Condon et al.; Optical: Digitized Sky Survey U.K. Schmidt Image/STScI)


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