ALMA view of the Cosmic Eyelash

This ALMA image shows the Cosmic Eyelash, a remote starburst galaxy that appears double and brightened by gravitational lensing. ALMA has been used to detect turbulent reservoirs of cold gas surrounding this and other 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:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/E. Falgarone et al.

About the Image

Id:eso1727b
Type:Observation
Release date:30 August 2017, 17:00
Related releases:eso1727
Size:1500 x 1500 px

About the Object

Name:Eyelash
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Constellation:Aquarius
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):21 35 11.63
Position (Dec):-1° 2' 52.41"
Field of view:0.16 x 0.16 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 43.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
MillimeterAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Band 6

 

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