Dark galaxies of the early Universe (cutouts)

This image shows 12 close-up images of dark galaxies. These are essentially devoid of stars and would normally be invisible to telescopes. However, their gas is being illuminated by the intense light from a nearby quasar, making them visible to the VLT.

Credit:

ESO, Digitized Sky Survey 2 and S. Cantalupo (UCSC)

About the Image

Id:eso1228e
Type:Collage
Release date:11 July 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1228
Size:1565 x 527 px

About the Object

Name:HE 0109-3518
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
• X - Quasars & Black Holes

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