Elliptical galaxy IC 2006

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows an elliptical galaxy known as IC 2006. Massive elliptical galaxies like these are common in the modern Universe, but how they quenched their once furious rates of star formation is an astrophysical mystery. Now, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) have revealed that three billion years after the Big Bang, these types of galaxies still made stars on their outskirts, but no longer in their interiors. The quenching of star formation seems to have started in the cores of the galaxies and then spread to the outer parts.

Të drejtat:

ESA/Hubble & NASA Image acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt and J. Blakeslee (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory). Note that the image is not related to science release content. Science acknowledgement: M. Carollo (ETH, Switzerland)

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1516b
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Pri 16, 2015, 20:00 CEST
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Rreth objektit

Emri:IC 2006
Tipi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Constellation:Eridanus
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):3 54 28.41
Position (Dec):-35° 58' 1.24"
Field of view:3.25 x 2.29 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 25.5° majtas vertikales

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