Zooming in on the strange galaxy Centaurus A

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This video zoom sequence starts with a broad view of the Milky Way. We close in on a region not far from the plane of a the galaxy and can soon see a strange fuzz with a dark band across it. This is the famous peculiar radio galaxy Centaurus A. The final view shows a new and very detailed image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.

Credit:

ESO/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Disasterpeace (http://disasterpeace.com/)

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Id:eso1221a
Release date:16 May 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1221
Duration:01m 01s

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Name:Centaurus A
Type:• X - Galaxies

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