Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday Galactic Blogging

Centaurus A presents a unique vision. It's an example of what can happen when a pair of galaxies collide - the resultant structures can be amazing. I don't think there's anything else in the sky that quite looks like this. It's also pretty bright, fifth brightest galaxy in the sky, in fact - though it can't be seen from most northern latitudes.

Click once for a more detailed description (courtesy Astronomy Picture of the Day.) Click again for a high resolution view.

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