Fermi Maps an Active Galaxy's 'Smokestack Plumes'
January 10, 2013
The giant elliptical galaxy NGC 5128, show here in visible light, hosts the radio source known as Centaurus A. Located 12 million light-years away, it is one of the closest active galaxies. Credit: Capella Observatory
Topics: Entertainment Culture, Extragalactic astronomy, Peculiar galaxies, Astronomy, NGC objects, Lenticular galaxies, Centaurus A, Centaurus A/M83 Group, Hubble sequence, Elliptical galaxy, Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, Centaurus constellation, Galaxy