Artist's impression of ram pressure stripping

This artist's illustration shows a spiral galaxy falling into a galaxy cluster. The galaxy is undergoing a process known as ram pressure stripping, where streaks of bright gas are being dragged out into space by the diffuse hot gas that it is moving through..

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and M. Kornmesser
Acknowledgements: Ming Sun (UAH) and Serge Meunier

About the Video

Id:eso1725c
Release date:16 August 2017, 19:00
Related releases:eso1725
Duration:23 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:ESO 137-001, Norma Cluster
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Category:Galaxies

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