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.

Autorska prava:

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)

O slici

Id:eso1516b
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:16. april 2015. 20:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1516
Veličina:3895 x 2751 px

O objektu

Naziv:IC 2006
Tip:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Constellation:Eridanus
Kategorija:Galaxies

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Koordinate

Position (RA):3 54 28.41
Position (Dec):-35° 58' 1.24"
Field of view:3.25 x 2.29 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 25.5°levo od vertikale

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Optički
B
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I
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