Zooming in on the distant galaxy MACS1149, and beyond

This zoom video sequence takes the viewer far back towards the early Universe. We start with a broad view of the sky and home in on the constellation of Leo (The Lion). Here we find the spectacular cluster of galaxies MACS1149 in an image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. But far beyond this cluster lies the very faint object MACS1149-JD1. ALMA and VLT observations have shown this galaxy be seen only 500 million years after the Big Bang and to show evidence of star formation from even earlier times.


ESO, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Konstantino Polizois

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Publiceringsdatum:16 maj 2018 19:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1815
Speltid:35 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Typ:Early Universe : Galaxy

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