Reconstructed view of SPT0418-47
Astronomers using ALMA, in which the ESO is a partner, have revealed an extremely distant galaxy that looks surprisingly like our Milky Way. The galaxy, SPT0418-47, is gravitationally lensed by a nearby galaxy, appearing in the sky as a near-perfect ring of light. The research team reconstructed the distant galaxy’s true shape, shown here, and the motion of its gas from the ALMA data using a new computer modelling technique.Credit:
ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Rizzo et al.
About the Image
|Release date:||12 August 2020, 17:00|
|Size:||455 x 455 px|
About the Object
|Type:||Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed|