Most recently, NASA was seen highly equipped and skilled in meeting the ends of all its accomplishments till the day. Of late, Nasa Teaming with Cal Poly’s 12th CubeSat Launch was deemed a successful venture which remains as a milestone in the history of space science. Following this NASA had been occupied with yet another mission of delving more deep into a remarkably new and nearest galaxy to our mother earth. Over the past few days, NASA has been strenuously striving hard to locate ‘Centaurus,’ one of the closest Galaxy to the planet Earth, and it seems that the mission is accomplished!
Lately, team NASA revealed a series of ‘unseen images’ of ‘Centaurus’ with a detailed description about the galaxy.
NASA offers a sneak-peek into ‘Centaurus’ Galaxy!
”In dust we trust. Centaurus A is the fifth brightest galaxy in the sky — making it an ideal target for amateur astronomers — and is famous for the dust lane across its middle and a giant jet blasting away from the supermassive black hole at its center! Swipe left to peel back the layers of this image and see Centaurus A picture in visible light, X-ray light, infrared light, and radio light.
Each light wavelength tells us something different! Dark dust lanes and young blue star clusters, which crisscross its central region, can be seen in visible and near-infrared light. But by switching to X-ray and radio light views, a much more active scene unfolds: spectacular jets of material have erupted from its active supermassive black hole sending material into space well beyond the galaxy’s limits.
What’s next for this galaxy you might ask? Being viewed in high-definition by our @NASASolarSystem’s James Webb Space Telescope. Stay tuned! ,” says the post.
According to the post, Centaurus A is the fifth brightest galaxy in the sky which is perfectly captured by the NASA team in X-ray light, infrared light, and radio light. What’s next about this galaxy is an unanswered question which has left the society to remain baffled. However, NASA has asked us to stay tuned to know more updates about the Galaxy.
Spanning over 60,000 light-years, Centaurus A is the closest active galaxy to planet Earth. The peculiar elliptical galaxy also known as NGC 5128 which is formed apparently as the result of a collision of two otherwise normal galaxies resulting in a fantastic jumble of star clusters and imposing dark dust lanes. Near the galaxy’s center, leftover cosmic debris is steadily being consumed by a central black hole with a billion times the mass of the Sun. As in other active galaxies, that process likely generates the radio, X-ray, and gamma-ray energy radiated by Centaurus A. The remarkably deep, visible light image offers further evidence of the ensuing cosmic violence in the faint shells and extended features surrounding the active galaxy.