ALMA image of the gravitationally lensed galaxy SDP.81

The bright orange central region of the ring (ALMA's highest-resolution observation ever) reveals the glowing dust in this distant galaxy. The surrounding lower-resolution portions of the ring trace the millimetre-wavelength light emitted by carbon dioxide and water molecules.

Credit:

ALMA (NRAO/ESO/NAOJ); B. Saxton NRAO/AUI/NSF

About the Image

Id:ann15028a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 April 2015, 15:00
Related announcements:ann15028
Size:2153 x 2153 px

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
Category:Galaxies

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