This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is of NGC 5128 (Centaurus-A). This unusual galaxy is believed to be the result of a collision of two normal galaxies.
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NGC 5128 (Centaurus-A)

Ultraviolet image of NGC 5128 (Centaurus-A). This unusual galaxy is believed to be the result of a collision of two normal galaxies. The blue regions toward the top are thought to be areas of star formation induced by powerful jets originating from a central black hole.

Image details

ID#:
PIA07912

Date added:
2005-05-05

Target:
NGC 5128

Mission:
Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)

Spacecraft:
GALEX Orbiter

Instruments:
GALEX Telescope

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA07912.tif (4.91 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA07912.jpg (0.17 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC