CLASH Survey Brightest Cluster Galaxies and Simulations

In this comparison of actual observations with simulations, the top images show Hubble observations of the density of gas in the central portion of two galaxies.The bottom images are computer simulations that are remarkably similar to the Hubble observations. Knots of star formation in the two galaxies show how gas falling into a galaxy’s center is controlled by jets from the central black hole.



NASA, ESA, M. Donahue (Michigan State University), and Y. Li (University of Michigan)

About the Image

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Release date:7 August 2015, 18:25
Size:2400 x 3000 px

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Quasars and Black Holes

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