Galaxy Centaurus A lithograph PDF (336KB)
- Photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope
This Hubble Space Telescope image shows a dark lane of dust thought
to be the remains of a smaller spiral galaxy that collided with
the larger elliptical galaxy millions of years ago. Astronomers
believe the galaxy also hosts a supermassive black hole that is
feeding on the fresh remains of the smaller spiral galaxy.
- Facts of interest about the image
Background information and another image provide details about
the black hole and the star birth triggered by the collision.
PDF of Galaxy
Centaurus A lithograph (336KB)
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