Artist’s impression of cold intergalactic rain

The cosmic weather report, as illustrated in this artist’s concept, calls for condensing clouds of cold molecular gas around the Abell 2597 Brightest Cluster Galaxy. The clouds condense out of the hot, ionised gas that suffuses the space between the galaxies in this cluster. New ALMA data show that these clouds are raining in on the galaxy, plunging toward the supermassive black hole at its centre.

Forrás:

NRAO/AUI/NSF; Dana Berry/SkyWorks; ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

About the Image

Id:eso1618a
Típus:Artwork
Közzététel napja:2016. június 8. 19.00
Related releases:eso1618
Size:4500 x 6000 px

About the Object

Név:Abell 2597
Típus:Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Category:Illustrations
Quasars and Black Holes

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