Artist’s impression of gas fueling distant starburst galaxies

This cartoon shows how gas falling into distant starburst galaxies ends up in vast turbulent reservoirs of cool gas extending 30 000 light-years from the central regions. ALMA has been used to detect these turbulent reservoirs of cold gas surrounding similar distant starburst galaxies. By detecting CH+ for the first time in the distant Universe, this research opens up a new window of exploration into a critical epoch of star formation.

Credit:

ESO/L. Benassi

About the Image

Id:eso1727a
Type:Artwork
Release date:30 August 2017, 17:00
Related releases:eso1727
Size:5001 x 2814 px

About the Object

Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Category:Illustrations

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