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News Release 689 of 967

May 14, 1998 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-14

Hubble Provides Multiple Views of How to Feed a Black Hole

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Centaurus A galaxy, type EO peculiar elliptical, also radio source. CTIO 4-meter telescope, 1975. NGC 5128, a Type EO peculiar elliptical galaxy in the constellation Centaurus. This galaxy is one of the most luminous and massive galaxies known and is a strong source of both radio and X-ray radiation. Current theories suggest that the nucleus is experiencing giant explosions involving millions of stars and that the dark band across the galactic disk is material being ejected outward. Cerro Toloto 4-meter telescope photo.

Object Name: Centaurus A

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: National Optical Astronomy Observatories

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