Hubble Stares Deep into Dust-Choked Galaxy

11 million light-years away, deep inside the massive spiral galaxy Centaurus A (also known as NGC 5128), baby stars are bursting into existence. Although these enigmatic events appear to be choked by a thick shroud of dust, the Hubble Space Telescope has looked into the cosmic smog, revealing previously unseen intricacies of this well-known galaxy.

Below: The new Hubble image superimposed over an older photograph of Centaurus A, showing the region of detail.

Hubble Stares Deep into Dust-Choked Galaxy
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