Visualisation of a galaxy undergoing ram pressure stripping
This visualisation shows a jellyfish galaxy in the three-dimensional view of the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope. This combines the normal two-dimensional view with the third dimension of wavelength. This galaxy has undergone ram pressure stripping as it moves rapidly into the hot gas in a galaxy cluster, and streamers of gas and young stars are trailing behind it. These show up as the tentacles extending away from the galaxy as they have different velocities.
A 3D interactive view of this galaxy is available.
ESO/Callum Bellhouse and the GASP collaboration
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|Publicatiedatum:||16 augustus 2017 19:00|
|Frame rate:||30 fps|
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|Type:||Unspecified : Galaxy|