The NGC 4254 galaxy as seen with ALMA
This image of the nearby galaxy NGC 4254, taken with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in which ESO is a partner, shows the distribution of cold clouds of molecular gas, which provide the raw material from which stars form.
NGC 4254 is a grand-design spiral galaxy located approximately 45 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Coma Berenices.
The images were taken as part of the Physics at High Angular resolution in Nearby GalaxieS (PHANGS) project, which is making high-resolution observations of nearby galaxies with telescopes operating across the electromagnetic spectrum.Credit:
About the Image
|Release date:||16 July 2021, 14:00|
|Size:||466 x 400 px|
About the Object
|Type:||Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral|
|Position (RA):||12 18 50.77|
|Position (Dec):||14° 25' 18.09"|
|Field of view:||3.11 x 2.67 arcminutes|
|Orientation:||North is 90.0° left of vertical|
Colours & filters
|1.2 cm||Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array|