Cosmic collapse

This artist's impression illustrates the 'monolithic collapse' scenario, whereby galaxies are formed through the collapse of gas, stars and dust clouds in Space. Here a spiral type galaxy is created, as the colliding constituents begin to rotate, fanning out to form spiral arms around a central core.

This graphic will form part of the "The Living Universe" exhibition, to be displayed at the ESO Supernova, opening in spring 2018.

Credit:

ESO/L. Calçada

About the Image

Id:1016-galaxyformation
Type:Artwork
Release date:9 June 2016, 13:48
Size:3000 x 3750 px

About the Object

Name:Galaxy, Interacting Galaxy
Type:Unspecified : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Category:Galaxies
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