Galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128)

A photo released by the European Southern Observatory on May 14, 2012 shows the peculiar galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) on an image taken with the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. With a total exposure time of more than 50 hours this is probably the deepest view of this peculiar and spectacular object every created.

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