Panning across the filaments of NGC 1275

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The red filaments seen near the centre are fine threads of gas up to 20 000 light-years long but only 200 light-years wide. They are sustained by magnetic fields, with the thinner threads requiring more support.

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ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

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Release date:20 August 2008, 19:00
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