Zooming in on a giant space blob

This video zoom sequence starts with a wide-field view of the dim constellation of Aquarius (The Water Carrier) and slowly closes in on one of the largest known single objects in the Universe, the Lyman-alpha blob LAB1. Observations with the ESO VLT show, for the first time, that the giant “blob” must be powered by galaxies embedded within the cloud.

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Credit: ESO/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2/M. Hayes
Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind)

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Auðkenni:eso1130a
Útgáfudagur:Ágú 17, 2011, 19:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1632, eso1130
Tímalengd:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Nafn:LAB-1
Tegund:Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Large-Scale Structure
Flokkur:Cosmology

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