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.

Telif:

ESO

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso0813b
Tür:Grafik
Yayın tarihi:13 Mayıs 2008
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso0813
Boyut:2879 x 1972 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:Galaxy, Quasar, Spectrum
Tür:Early Universe : Galaxy
Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Kategori:Cosmology
Galaxies
Quasars and Black Holes

Görüntü Türleri

Büyük JPEG
671,7 KB

Renkler & Filtreler

BantDalgaboyuTeleskop
Optik
V
450 nmVery Large Telescope
UVES

 

Ayrıca görüntüleyin...