Radio observation of spiral arms in Cen A

On the left is a visible light image of Cen A. On the right, a composite image zoomed in on the galaxy’s center revealing the spiral arms. The spiral arms are shown in green (coming from light emitted by carbon monoxide gas). Other features in the image are infrared led from dust and organic molecules (red) and x-ray emission (blue). The x-ray light comes from jets that are perpendicular to the plane of the galaxy. Credit: Espada, D. et al. 2012

Radio observation of spiral arms in Cen A

Radio observation of spiral arms in Cen A

Christopher Crockett