Closing in on a giant space blob

This sequence of images closes in on one of the largest known single objects in the Universe, the Lyman-alpha blob LAB-1. Observations with the ESO VLT show for the first time that this giant "blob" must be powered by galaxies embedded within the cloud. The image on the left shows a wide view of the constellation of Aquarius. The two images at the upper right were created from photographs taken through blue and red filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The two images at the lower right were taken using the FORS camera on the VLT.

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ESO/A. Fujii/M. Hayes and Digitized Sky Survey 2

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Auðkenni:eso1130b
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Ágú 17, 2011, 19:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1632, eso1130
Stærð:8768 x 8332 px

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Nafn:LAB-1
Tegund:Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Large-Scale Structure
Fjarlægð:z=3.1 (rauðvik)
Flokkur:Cosmology

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Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS2
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B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
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OIII
500 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
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Pseudogreen (B+R)
Digitized Sky Survey 2
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Pseudogreen (B+V)
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Sýnilegt
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
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V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Innrautt
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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