ALMA observes clouds in NGC 6822

This montage shows four star-forming gas clouds in NGC 6822, a barred irregular dwarf galaxy, about 1.6 million light-years away.  The observations were made with the Wide Field Imager attached to the 2.2-metre MPG/ESO telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, the Very Large Array and by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

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Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:potw1711c
Type:Collage
Release date:13 March 2017, 06:00
Size:1090 x 1089 px

About the Object

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

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