Elliptical-Galaxy-Centaurus-A

NGC 5128, otherwise known as Centaurus A, is a fairly large galaxy that is quite peculiar. Large galaxies usually are either elliptical or spiral; Centaurus A however, seems to be both at the same time. Radio imaging has revealed to us that under the veil of dust, it has hidden spiral arms. It is currently the only elliptical galaxy that we know of that also has spiral arms. Even better yet, it is the 5th brightest galaxy in the night sky, making it an ideal target for amateur astronomers so you can check this hidden gem out for yourself!