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Chandra shows shocking impact of galaxy jet
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Chandra shows shocking impact of galaxy jet

April 25, 2009
The image shows in red the X-ray emission produced by high-energy particles accelerated at the shock front where Centaurus A's expanding radio lobe (shown in blue) collides with the surrounding galaxy. (In the top-left corner X-ray emission from close to the central black hole, and from the X-ray jet extending in the opposite direction can also be seen.)


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