How do galaxies grow?

Eso_eso0824b_500

eso_eso0824b August 26th, 2008

Credit: ESO

The inset in this image obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope shows that the brightest galaxy in group 3 has also a double nucleus. Thus, these galaxies are currently in the process of merging. This discovery provides unique and powerful validation of hierarchical formation as manifested in both galaxy and cluster assembly.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0824b/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Galaxies
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Type » Interacting

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_grayscale Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical -
Eso_eso0824b_1280
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ID
eso0824b
Subject Category
C.5.1.7  
Subject Name
Galaxies
Credits
ESO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0824b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS
Color Assignment
Grayscale
Band
Optical
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
196.0, 199.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.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 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso0824b
Metadata Date
2008-08-25T15:17:43+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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