PIA07912: NGC 5128 (Centaurus-A)
 Target Name:  NGC 5128
 Mission:  Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
 Spacecraft:  GALEX Orbiter
 Instrument:  GALEX Telescope 
 Product Size:  1279 x 1279 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  California Institute of Technology 
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07912.tif (4.913 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07912.jpg (173.9 kB)

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Ultraviolet image of NGC 5128 (Centaurus-A). This unusual galaxy is believed to be the result of a collision of two normal galaxies. The blue regions toward the top are thought to be areas of star formation induced by powerful jets originating from a central black hole.

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