The starburst galaxy NGC 253 seen with the VISTA and ALMA

This comparison picture of the nearby bright spiral galaxy NGC 253, also known as the Sculptor Galaxy, shows the infrared view from ESO’s VISTA Telescope (left) and a detailed new view of the cool gas outflows at millimetre wavelengths from ALMA (right).

Credit:

ESO/ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/J. Emerson/VISTA

Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit

About the Image

Id:eso1334b
Type:Collage
Release date:24 July 2013, 19:00
Related releases:eso1334
Size:5649 x 2090 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 253
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Distance:11 million light years
Category:Galaxies

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