Arc of Blue Stars a Lingering Sign of Shredded Dwarf Galaxy

An unobtrusive arc of blue stars stretching above the iconic galaxy Centaurus A represents the lingering signature of an episode of galactic cannibalism that is surprisingly recent and, astronomically speaking, quite nearby.

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JHU/NOAO/AURA/NSF

About the Image

Id:noao0210a
Type:Observation
Release date:Oct. 15, 2002
Related releases:noao0210
Related announcements:noaoann02013
Size:1860 x 1446 px

About the Object

Name:Centaurus A
Category:Galaxies

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