Zooming in on merging galaxies and a string of star formation in SDSS J1531+3414
This video shows a zoom into two galaxies from the cluster SDSS J1531+3414. The two galaxies have been found to be merging into one and a "chain" of young stellar superclusters are seen winding around the galaxies’ nuclei. The galaxies are surrounded by an egg-shaped blue ring caused by the immense gravity of the cluster bending light from other galaxies beyond it.
About the Video
|Release date:||10 July 2014, 16:00|
About the Object
|Type:||• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical|
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos