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Best-Ever Snapshot of a Black Hole's Jets | by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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Best-Ever Snapshot of a Black Hole's Jets

NASA image release May 20, 2011


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This composite of visible, microwave (orange) and X-ray (blue) data reveals the jets and radio-emitting lobes emanating from Centaurus A's central black hole. Credit: ESO/WFI (visible); MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al. (microwave); NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. (X-ray)


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Taken on May 20, 2011