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.

 

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/Callum Bellhouse and the GASP collaboration

Um myndskeiðið

Auðkenni:eso1725d
Útgáfudagur:Ágú 16, 2017, 19:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1725
Tímalengd:20 s
Frame rate:30 fps

Um fyrirbærið

Tegund:Unspecified : Galaxy
Flokkur:Galaxies

Ultra HD (info)


HD


Medium

Video podcast
5,3 MB

For Broadcasters


Sjá einnig