DR JEAN LORRE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR JEAN LORRE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Image-processed optical photograph of the Seyfert type galaxy NGC 1068. Seyfert galaxies are spiral galaxies with unusually small and very bright cores in which the gas is moving at speeds of up to 5000 kilometres per second (whereas the stars near the centre of normal galaxies travel at a velocity of only a few hundred kilometres per second).
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