Perseus A Galaxy • NGC 1275
Credit: NASA/CXC/IoA, NRAO/VLA
Observers: Andy Fabian, Greg Taylor
Perseus A is home to an active supermassive black hole - one that is consuming and spewing massive amounts of matter at the galaxy's center. Astronomers combine images taken by different types of telescopes to make visible the dynamics of these supermassive black holes. Large violet shells depicting high energy X-ray radiation surround pink lobes from the low energy radio range in this image showing the internal violence at the heart of Perseus A.