Centaurus A, also known as NGC 5128, Caldwell 77, PGC 46957, Arp 153 & 4U 1322-42, is Radio Galaxy, Starburst Galaxy and a debate Lenticular Galaxy or Elliptical Galaxy, located inside The Centaurus Constellation (Centaur). A Radio Galaxy is a galaxy with extremely luminous radio wavelengths. Centaurus A is located 10 Million Light Years to 16 Million Light Years from Earth. The size of Centaurus A is 60,000 Light Years.
Profile of Centaurus A
Centaurus A was discovered on April 29th, 1826 by Scottish Astronomer James Dunlop while surveying through the Parramatta Observatory. Centaurus A is the closest Radio Galaxy to Earth and The Solar System and it is the fifth brightest galaxy in the night sky here on Earth. The Supermassive Black Hole in The Center of Centaurus A is 55 Million Solar Masses and it ejects relativistic jets which in turn cause emissions of Radio Wavelengths and X Ray Wavelengths. Inside of Centaurus A also, are two Supernovae, SN 1986G and SN2016adj.
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