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Jun 12

ALMA Turns its Eyes to Centaurus A

Source: ESO Photo Release eso1222


New image of Centaurus A.
Image credits: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); ESO/Y. Beletsky.

A new image of the centre of the distinctive galaxy Centaurus A, made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), shows how the new observatory allows astronomers to see through the opaque dust lanes that obscure the galaxy’s centre, with unprecedented quality. ALMA is currently in its Early Science phase of observations and is still under construction, but is already the most powerful telescope of its kind. The observatory has just issued the Call for Proposals for its next cycle of observations, in which the growing telescope will have increased capabilities. (read more)

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