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Cen A Optical Gamma Composite | by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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Cen A Optical Gamma Composite

NASA release April 1, 2010

 

The gamma-ray output from Cen A's lobes exceeds their radio output by more than ten times. High-energy gamma rays detected by Fermi's Large Area Telescope are depicted as purple in this gamma ray/optical composite of the galaxy.

 

Credit: NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration, Capella Observatory

 

To learn more about these images go to: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GLAST/news/smokestack-plumes.html

 

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Taken on March 30, 2010