Galaxy C153 in Cluster Abell 2125 in Radio (VLA)

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.


F. Owen (NRAO)

About the Image

NASA press release
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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
Distance:z=0.246 (redshift)

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Position (RA):15 41 9.77
Position (Dec):66° 15' 45.75"
Field of view:0.56 x 0.51 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 4.7° right of vertical

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Radio21 cmVery Large Array (VLA)

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