Outflows from merging galaxy J1713+2817

Esahubble_opo1448l_500

esahubble_opo1448l November 19th, 2014

Credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Sell (Texas Tech University)

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the galaxy J1713+2817 shows it is undergoing a firestorm of star birth, as shown by its bright white cores. This star-making frenzy was ignited by mergers with other galaxies. The odd shape of the galaxy is telltale evidence of a close encounters. The new Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 observations of this and eleven other galaxies undergoing the same process suggest that energy from the star-birthing frenzies created powerful winds that are blowing out the gas, meaning it is not available to form future generations of stars. This activity occurred when the Universe was half its current age of 13.7 billion years. The gas-poor galaxies may eventually become so-called red and dead galaxies, composed only of aging stars. This Hubble false-colour image was processed to bring out important details in the galaxy. The images were taken in 2010. Links: NASA Press release Fast evolution of a galaxy Outflows from twelve merging galaxies Outflows from merging galaxy J0826+4305 Outflows from merging galaxy J0944+0930 Outflows from merging galaxy J1104+5946 Outflows from merging galaxy J1359+5137 Outflows from merging galaxy J1506+5402 Outflows from merging galaxy J1506+6131 Outflows from merging galaxy J1558+3957 Outflows from merging galaxy J1613+2834 Outflows from merging galaxy J1634+4619 Outflows from merging galaxy J2118+0017 Outflows from merging galaxy J2140+1209

Image Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo1448l/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
J1713+2817
Subject - General
Galaxy » Type » Interacting
Esahubble_opo1448l_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 17h 13m 0.4s
DEC = 28° 17’ 8.2”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
0.3 x 0.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Hercules

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_pseudocolor Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_pseudocolor
Esahubble_opo1448l_1280
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ID
opo1448l
Subject Category
E.5.1.7  
Subject Name
J1713+2817
Credits
NASA, ESA, and P. Sell (Texas Tech University)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo1448l/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3
Color Assignment
Pseudocolor
Band
Infrared
Bandpass
I
Central Wavelength
814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
258.251606431, 28.2856120529
Reference Dimension
800.0, 800.0
Reference Pixel
400.0, 400.0
Scale
-5.55786217758e-06, 5.55786217758e-06
Rotation
-0
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo1448l
Metadata Date
2014-11-07T13:38:05-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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