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More Images of Centaurus A
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X-ray Images of Cen A
Centaurus A is a galaxy well known for a gargantuan jet blasting away from a central supermassive black hole, which is seen in this Chandra image. The data are combined from observations equivalent to over nine and a half days worth of observing time taken between 1999 and 2012. In these images, the lowest-energy X-rays Chandra detects are in red, while the medium-energy X-rays are green, and the highest-energy ones are blue.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/U.Birmingham/M.Burke et al.)


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