Mounted image 145: ALMA observations of the Antennae Galaxies

The Antennae Galaxies are a pair of distorted colliding spiral galaxies about 70 million light-years away. This image combines Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observations, made during the observatory’s early testing phase, with visible-light observations. While visible light — shown here mainly in blue — picks out the stars in the galaxies, ALMA’s observations — shown here in red, pink and yellow — reveal the clouds of dense cold gas from which new stars form.

#L

Credit:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO). Visible light image: the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

About the Mounted Image

Buy in shop
Id:mounted_0145
Release date:20 April 2012, 15:13
Dimensions:60 cm (W) x 59.8 cm (H)
Related archive image:eso1137a

More details about this product:
See the ESO Shop Catalogue.