MUSE view of the ram-pressure stripped galaxy ESO 137-001

The MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope has provided researchers with the best view yet of a spectacular cosmic crash. Observations reveal for the first time the motion of gas as it is ripped out of the galaxy ESO 137-001 as it ploughs at high speed into a vast galaxy cluster. The results are the key to the solution of a long-standing mystery — why star formation switches off in galaxy clusters.

This picture is in close-to-natural colours, with the red patches being glowing clouds of hydrogen gas.

Note that the upper-left and lower-right parts of this image were filled in using Hubble data.

Telif:

ESO/M. Fumagalli

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso1437b
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:10 Kasım 2014 01:01
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1437
Boyut:616 x 590 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:ESO 137-001
Tür:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Constellation:Triangulum Australe
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinatlar

Position (RA):16 13 22.20
Position (Dec):-60° 45' 15.24"
Field of view:2.06 x 1.97 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 0.0° sağ derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

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Very Large Telescope
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