Galaxy NGC 4945, optical image

Galaxy NGC 4945, optical image

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Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Galaxy NGC 4945. Optical image of the central region of the spiral galaxy NGC 4945, which lies around 13 million light years from Earth. This galaxy is similar in overall appearance to the Milky Way, but contains a much more active supermassive black hole within the white area at top. Imaged by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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