Zooming in on the distant galaxy MACS1149, and beyond

This zoom video sequence takes the viewer far back towards the early Universe. We start with a broad view of the sky and home in on the constellation of Leo (The Lion). Here we find the spectacular cluster of galaxies MACS1149 in an image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. But far beyond this cluster lies the very faint object MACS1149-JD1. ALMA and VLT observations have shown this galaxy be seen only 500 million years after the Big Bang and to show evidence of star formation from even earlier times.

Credit:

ESO, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Konstantino Polizois

About the Video

Id:eso1815b
Release date:16 May 2018, 19:00
Related releases:eso1815
Duration:35 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:MACS1149-JD1
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy
Category:Galaxies

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