Elliptical galaxy IC 2006

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows an elliptical galaxy known as IC 2006. Massive elliptical galaxies like these are common in the modern Universe, but how they quenched their once furious rates of star formation is an astrophysical mystery. Now, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) have revealed that three billion years after the Big Bang, these types of galaxies still made stars on their outskirts, but no longer in their interiors. The quenching of star formation seems to have started in the cores of the galaxies and then spread to the outer parts.

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ESA/Hubble & NASA Image acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt and J. Blakeslee (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory). Note that the image is not related to science release content. Science acknowledgement: M. Carollo (ETH, Switzerland)

Об изображении

ID:eso1516b
Тип:Наблюдение
Дата выпуска релиза [date]:16 апреля 2015 г. 20:00
Связанные релизы:eso1516
Размер:3895 x 2751 px

Об объекте

Название:IC 2006
Тип:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Constellation:Eridanus
Категория:Galaxies

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Координаты

Position (RA):3 54 28.41
Position (Dec):-35° 58' 1.24"
Field of view:3.25 x 2.29 arcminutes
Ориентация:Север на 25.5° слева от вертикали

Цвета и фильтры

ДиапазонДлина волныТелескоп
Инфракрасный
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Оптический
B
475 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Оптический
B
475 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Инфракрасный
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS

 

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