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 (width x height)
Produced By: California Institute of Technology
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Original Caption Released with Image:

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.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC

Image Addition Date:
2005-05-05