An active galaxy at a distance of 10 million light years from Earth.

Figure 1. A multiwavelength view of Centaurus A. Centaurus A is a massive galaxy in the process of merging with a nearby spiral galaxy. In its centre, Centaurus A hosts a supermassive black hole that is accreting material and responsible of the X-ray emission as well as the two jets of material emerging from its centre. (Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al; Radio: NSF/VLA/Univ.Hertfordshire/M.Hardcastle; Optical: ESO/WFI/M.Rejkuba et al.)

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