Star forming gas clouds in NGC 6822

This image is a composite of older observations made with the Wide Field Imager attached to the 2.2-metre MPG/ESO telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory and new data collected by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The observations by ALMA reveal the structure of star-forming gas clouds in unprecedented resolution.

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ESO, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/A. Schruba, VLA (NRAO)/Y. Bagetakos/Little THINGS

About the Image

Id:potw1711b
Type:Observation
Release date:13 March 2017, 06:00
Size:5868 x 6480 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6822
Type:Milky Way : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
Milky Way : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Distance:2 million light years
Category:Galaxies

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