Zooming in on ESO 381-12

This video begins with a ground based view of the night sky, before zooming in on the galaxy ESO 381-12 as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sees it.

The strikingly uneven structure and the clusters of stars that orbit around the galaxy suggest that ESO 381-12 may have been part of a dramatic collision sometime in its relatively recent past.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2

About the Video

Id:heic1516a
Release date:9 July 2015, 15:00
Related releases:heic1516
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:ESO 381-12, PGC 42871
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Lenticular
Category:Galaxies

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