Hubblecast 18: Hubble sees magnetic monster in erupting galaxy

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The Hubble Space Telescope has solved a long-standing puzzle by resolving giant but delicate filaments shaped by a strong magnetic field around the active galaxy NGC 1275. It is the most striking example so far of the influence of the immense tentacles of extragalactic magnetic fields.

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Credit:

ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

Narration: Bob Fosbury

Design: Martin Kornmesser

Animations and photos: Martin Kornmesser , Digitized Sky Survey 2, A. Fujii and NASA/GSFC

Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen & Raquel Yumi Shida

Cinematography: Peter Rixner

Script: Lars Lindberg Christensen & Laura Simurda

Director: Lars Lindberg Christensen

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Id:heic0817a
Release date:20 August 2008, 19:00
Related releases:heic0817
Duration:04m 43s

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