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:opo9928b
Type:Observation
Release date:15 July 1999, 06:00
Size:1328 x 1291 px

About the Object

Name:MS1054-03
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Constellation:Leo
Category:Cosmology
Galaxies

Coordinates

Position (RA):10 56 59.96
Position (Dec):-3° 37' 35.04"
Field of view:2.20 x 2.14 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.7° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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