Carbon monoxide in a remote galaxy

Spectrum of a very distant quasar on which the footprints from a galaxy located almost 11 billion light-years away are seen. Various bands of carbon monoxide (CO), as well as bands of normal and deuterated molecular hydrogen (H2, HD) were identified by the astronomers. The different intensities of the CO bands allow the astronomers to infer the temperature of the Cosmic Background Radiation at this very remote epoch. The spectrum was obtained with UVES on ESO's VLT. It is the result of more than 8 hours of observations.

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ESO

Riguardo l'immagine

Identificazione:eso0813b
Tipo:Mappa
Data di rilascio:13 Maggio 2008
Notizie relative:eso0813
Grandezza:2879 x 1972 px

Riguardo all'oggetto

Nome:Galaxy, Quasar, Spectrum
Tipo:Early Universe : Galaxy
Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Categoria:Cosmology
Galaxies
Quasars and Black Holes

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Colori e filtri

BandaLunghezza d'ondaTelescopio
Ottico
V
450 nmVery Large Telescope
UVES

 

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