NASA releases beautiful photo of fifth brightest galaxy in the sky, Science News

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars every night, I bet they would live very differently”

Many of us are familiar with this iconic line from the Calvin and Hobbes comics. But it is not always possible for us to gaze at the endless beauty of the universe every night.

In the age of smartphones, we are busier looking at our phones rather than in the sky.

But thanks to NASA, we can marvel at the beauty of the stars and planets on our devices. NASA did not disappoint this time either. He posted another brilliant image of the landscape of stars far away. It’s a galaxy, and it’s the fifth brightest in the sky.

The name of the galaxy is Centaurus A. NASA clicked on the beautiful galaxy using its James Webb Space Telescope.

The galaxy is a nice touch of pink. But its colors tell a deeper story.

“… Each wavelength of light tells us something different! Tracks of dark dust and young blue star clusters, which crisscross its central region, can be seen in visible and near infrared light. on x-rays and radios, a much more active scene unfolds: spectacular jets of matter erupted from its active supermassive black hole, sending material into space far beyond the limits of the galaxy, ”said the NASA in his Instagram post.

The Centaurus-A galaxy is also known as NGC 5128. It is located 10-16 million light years from Earth. It is one of the closest radio galaxies to Earth. At the center of the galaxy is a supermassive black hole 55 million times the mass of the Sun.