Galaxy C153 in Cluster Abell 2125 (Composite)

Trailing 200,000-light-year-long streamers of seething gas, a galaxy that was once like our Milky Way is being shredded as it plunges at 4.5 million miles per hour through the heart of a distant cluster of galaxies. In this unusually violent collision with ambient cluster gas, the galaxy is stripped down to its skeletal spiral arms as it is eviscerated of fresh hydrogen for making new stars.

Credit:

NASA/ESA, W. Keel (U Alabama), F. Owen (NRAO), M. Ledlow (Gemini Obs.), and D. Wang (U Mass.)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0402b
Type:Observation
Release date:6 January 2004, 15:30
Size:680 x 614 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 2125, C153
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:z=0.246 (redshift)

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
X-ray
Soft X-ray
3.546 nm Chandra
ACIS
Optical
OII
Other
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Radio 21 cm Very Large Array (VLA)

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