The Centaurus A galaxy is 12 million light years away.

Thai Rath Edition

10 Sep. 2021 10:01 a.m.

Although the DECam, or Dark Energy Camera, mounted on the 4-metre Víctor M. Blanco telescope in the Cerrotololo Observatory. Inter-Americans in Chile will have a primary mission to find dark energy in the universe. But it can capture amazing objects in the sky.

Recently, the DECam camera has captured high-resolution images of the galaxy Centaurus A, which, although covered in dust, has a unique and strange appearance. Indicates that this gigantic galaxy was formed by interactions with other galaxies in the past. It is 12 million light-years away from Earth in the direction of the constellation Hemisphere in the Southern Hemisphere. This picture gives a beautiful view of the twinkling stars. The shimmer and dust cover the bright center of the galaxy. These dusts are the result of past galaxies colliding. That is, larger galaxies merge with smaller spiral or spiral galaxies. In the densely located low-temperature gas-dust line in the Centaurus A, they form. of the stars scattered which can be identified from the cloud Red hydrogen and stars are faint blue. A large number of them can be seen at each end of the densely packed gas and dust line.

Because the Centaurus A galaxy is very close to Earth and has a bright glow. It is classified as one of the largest galaxies in the Southern Hemisphere. that has been studied in the most thoroughness since its discovery in 1826.

(Illustration Credit : CTIO/NOIRLab/DOE/NSF/AURA)

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