Visualisation of a galaxy undergoing ram pressure stripping
This visualisation shows a jellyfish galaxy in the three-dimensional view of the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope. This combines the normal two-dimensional view with the third dimension of wavelength. This galaxy has undergone ram pressure stripping as it moves rapidly into the hot gas in a galaxy cluster, and streamers of gas and young stars are trailing behind it. These show up as the tentacles extending away from the galaxy as they have different velocities.
A 3D interactive view of this galaxy is available.
ESO/Callum Bellhouse and the GASP collaboration
About the Video
|Release date:||16 August 2017, 19:00|
|Frame rate:||30 fps|
About the Object
|Type:||Unspecified : Galaxy|