Big Picture: The Centaur
|9:24:19 PM, Tuesday, May 22, 2012|
"(BBC 16 May 2012) Centaurus A, a bright galaxy in southern skies, once bemused scientists with its shape, now known to result from elliptical and spiral galaxies merging. The European Southern Observatory's 2.2m telescope has now given the deepest image yet. Young stars and hydrogen-rich star-forming areas lie at the ends of the central "dust lane"."