The Einstein Ring SDP.81 seen with ALMA

ALMA’s Long Baseline Campaign has produced a spectacularly detailed image of a distant galaxy being gravitationally lensed, revealing star-forming regions — something that has never seen before at this level of detail in a galaxy so remote. The new observations are far more detailed than any previously made of such a distant galaxy, including those made using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, and reveal clumps of star formation in the galaxy equivalent to giant versions of the Orion Nebula.

The gravitationally lensed galaxy SDP.81, which appears as an almost perfect Einstein Ring, is seen here.

Crediti:

ALMA (NRAO/ESO/NAOJ)/Y. Tamura (The University of Tokyo)

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Identificazione:eso1522c
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:Lunedì 08 Giugno 2015 20:00
Notizie relative:eso1522
Grandezza:932 x 932 px

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Nome:Einstein Ring, H-ATLAS J090311.6+003906, SDP 81
Tipo:Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Lensing
Distanza:z=3.04 (spostamento del rosso)
Constellation:Hydra
Categoria:Galaxies

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Position (RA):9 3 11.58
Position (Dec):0° 39' 6.64"
Field of view:0.08 x 0.08 arcminutes
Orientazione:Il Nord è a 18.7° a destra della verticale

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BandaTelescopio
MillimetroAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array

 

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