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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Centaurus Radio Jets’

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Explanation: What if you could see the huge radio jets of Centaurus A rising? The Cen A radio jets are not only over a million light years long, they occupy an angular area over 200 times greater than the full Moon in Earth's sky. Centaurus Radio Jets Rising Credit: Ilana Feain, Tim Cornwell & Ron Ekers (CSIRO/ATNF); ATCA northern middle lobe pointing courtesy R. Morganti (ASTRON); Parkes data courtesy N. Junkes (MPIfR); ATCA & Moon photo: Shaun Amy, CSIRO Explanation: What if ... Full Story

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