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A new image released by NASA shows a beautiful display of fireworks in a galaxy about 23 million light-years away.
It is, however, not of paper, dust and a real fire to create this beautiful image, but it is a big, black hole, shock waves, and large amounts of gas, according to NASA.
The galaxy shown, NGC 4258, it is well-known for having two extra spiral arms that glow in X-ray, optical, and radio light.
The “anomalous arms are seen in this new composite image, in which the X-rays from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory are blue, radio data from the NSF’s Karl Jansky Very Large Array are purple, optical data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope are yellow and infrared data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope in red, and the space agency explains in a statement.
NASA REVEALS ‘ALIEN’ MOONRISE OVER CANADA
NASA captured this image of a spiral galaxy about 23 light-years away.
(NASA/CXC/Caltech/P. Ogle et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; IR: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA)
NASA’S SPITZER TELESCOPE CAPTURES THE “BURNING” OF THE CLOUD IN THE ROOM
As NASA notes, a new study using the Spitzer telescope show that shock waves, similar to sonic booms from supersonic planes, are heating large amounts of gas — equivalent to about 10 million suns.
Scientists believe that the black hole at the galaxy’s centre, with the creation of powerful beams of high-energy particles.
These jets, in turn, the disruption of the galaxy’s disk, and the generation of shock waves.
Finally, the shock waves heat the gas to thousands of degrees.
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