HST Planetary Camera Images of Core of Peculiar Galaxy Arp 220
An image of the central part of the ultra-luminuous infrared galaxy Arp 220 taken with the WFPC on the Hubble Space Telescope. HST reveals a new complex structure within one arc second of the nucleus. While part of the this structure was seen in radio interfero-metric maps, most of the structure is new.
HST reveals a new class of object at the core: gigantic young star clusters which are ten times larger than any clusters observed previously. They were probably produces by the collision of two spiral galaxies. Stars are produced at a furious rate from the dust and gas supplied by the collision.
About the Image
|Release date:||2 June 1992, 06:00|
|Size:||2863 x 2408 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular|
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
• Galaxies Images/Videos
|Distance:||250 million light years|
Colours & filters
|555 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|702 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|785 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|