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.

 

Kredit:

ESO/Callum Bellhouse and the GASP collaboration

O videu

Id:eso1725d
Datum zveřejnění:16. srpna 2017 19:00
Související články:eso1725
Doba trvání:20 s
Frame rate:30 fps

O objektu

Typ:Unspecified : Galaxy
Kategorie:Galaxies

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