Molecular Hydrogen in Distant Galaxy

Spectrum of the quasar PSS J 1443+2724, revealing the otherwise invisible galaxy at a redshift of 4.224. The velocity profiles of selected transition lines from some rotational levels of H2 are shown. The best fit is superposed in red on the observed spectrum (in black).

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0616a
Type:Collage
Release date:8 May 2006
Related releases:eso0616
Size:1492 x 1962 px

About the Object

Name:PSS J 1443+2724
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Distance:z=4.224 (redshift)

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