Centaurus A: Feeding a Black Hole

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Duration: 41 seconds

Zoom Sequence: Ground-based image of Centaurus A, ZOOM into the Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 Camera images of Centaurus A and its Nucleus, DISSOLVE in the HST NICMOS infrared image. The animation shows what is seen from the NICMOS image: inside the galaxy are a hot gas disk and a twisted jet and disk around feeding black hole.

Animated Answers, Black Holes


Ground-based Image: NOAO/CTIO;
WFPC2 and NICMOS Images: NASA and Ethan Schreier, (STScI);
Animation: Thomas Goertel, (STScI)

Publication: May 14, 1998

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