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Centaurus A

A galaxy with an active nucleus

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A galaxy with an active nucleus. There are jets above and below the plane of the galaxy.

I wrote this image caption in the context of an application to a science journalism internship.

Green peas

Discovering a new type of galaxy is possible for amateurs?!?

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A green pea galaxy imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA.

There is a kind of small, compact galaxy in which many stars are forming. They are one tenth of the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy, and one hundred times more compact. They are called green pea galaxies.

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PhD, astrophysicist. I play with keyboards and telescopes whenever I can.