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.


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

About the Image

Közzététel napja:2012. július 11. 12.00
Related releases:eso1228
Size:1565 x 527 px

About the Object

Név:HE 0109-3518
Típus:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Category:Quasars and Black Holes


Large JPEG
256,5 KB
Screensize JPEG
105,2 KB