Galaxy Cluster MS1054-03

Exciting Hubble Space Telescope images of more than a dozen very distant colliding galaxies indicate that, at least in some cases, big massive galaxies form through collisions between smaller ones, in a 'generation after generation' never-ending story.

Credit:

ESA/NASA, Pieter van Dokkum (University of Groningen/Leiden), Marijn Franx (University of Groningen/Leiden)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9928a
Type:Collage
Release date:15 July 1999, 06:00
Size:3001 x 2401 px

About the Object

Name:MS1054-03
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Distance:z=0.823 (redshift)

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

Image Formats

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