Artist’s impression of a protocluster forming in the early Universe (Fulldome)

This video shows an artist’s impression of the formation of a galaxy cluster in the early Universe. The galaxies are vigorously forming new stars and interacting with each other. Such a scene closely resembles the Spiderweb Galaxy (formally known as MRC 1138-262) and its surroundings, which is one of the best-studied protoclusters.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser/Theofanis Matsopoulos

About the Video

Id:eso1431b
Release date:14 November 2014, 11:59
Related releases:eso1431
Duration:20 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Spiderweb Galaxy
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Category:Cosmology
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