3D visualisation of ESO 137-001 (artist’s impression)

This artist's illustration shows spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 in 3D. The galaxy is undergoing a process known as ram pressure stripping, where streaks of bright gas are being dragged out into space by the cluster it is moving through.


NASA, ESA, and M. Kornmesser
Acknowledgements: Ming Sun (UAH) and Serge Meunier

About the Video

Release date:4 March 2014, 16:00
Related releases:heic1404
Related announcements:ann1404
Duration:23 s

About the Object

Name:ESO 137-001, Norma cluster
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral



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