A Gallery of 'Tadpole Galaxies'
These postage-stamp-size images reveal 36 young galaxies caught in the act of merging with other galaxies. These galaxies appear as they existed many billions of years ago. Astronomers have dubbed them "tadpole galaxies" because of their distinct knot-and-tail shapes, which suggest that they are engaging in galactic mergers.
About the Image
|Release date:||10 January 2006, 16:30|
|Size:||1608 x 711 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Hubble Ultra Deep Field, Tadpole Galaxy|
|Type:||• Early Universe : Galaxy|
• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Colours & filters
|435 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|606 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|775 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|