Locate the 'Tadpole' Galaxies

Among the thousands of galaxies in this image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field are the 36 so-called "tadpole" galaxies identified recently by astronomers. The green squares mark these galaxies, which existed billions of years ago. They are called tadpoles because of their distinct knot-and-tail shapes, which suggest that they are engaging in galactic mergers.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI

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About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0604b
Type:Observation
Release date:10 January 2006, 16:30
Size:2400 x 2400 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

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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