Farscapes: Centaurus A

via the Guardian

NASA / ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI / AURA)-ESA / Hubble Collaboration

What is it, Spock? Latest image of the elliptical galaxy, Centaurus A.

Beam me up, Scotty! Well, if you have a spare 11 million light years up your sleeve…

Assemble a landing party McCoy! Perhaps it’s best to view it from afar, Captain. At its heart lies a black hole weighing more than 55 million times that of our local star, the Sun.

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