Galaxy Playing Twister

The Hubble telescope has captured an image of an unusual edge-on galaxy, revealing remarkable details of its warped dusty disk and showing how colliding galaxies spawn the formation of new generations of stars. The dust and spiral arms of normal spiral galaxies, like our own Milky Way, appear flat when viewed edge-on. This Hubble Heritage image of ESO 510-G13 shows a galaxy that, by contrast, has an unusual twisted disk structure, first seen in ground-based photographs.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0123a
Type:Observation
Release date:2 August 2001, 15:00
Size:1435 x 732 px

About the Object

Name:ESO 510-G13, IRAS 13522-2632
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:150 million light years
Constellation:Hydra

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
450 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
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555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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