Artist's impression of the galaxy W2246-0526

Artist impression of W2246-0526, a single galaxy glowing in infrared light as intensely as 350 trillion suns. It is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA.

Credit:

NRAO/AUI/NSF; Dana Berry / SkyWorks; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

About the Image

Id:eso1602a
Type:Artwork
Release date:15 January 2016, 14:00
Related releases:eso1602
Size:7982 x 5185 px

About the Object

Name:W2246-0526
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Ultraluminous
Distance:z=4.601 (redshift)
Category:Illustrations
Quasars and Black Holes

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