Locate the 'Tadpole' Galaxies
Locate the 'Tadpole' Galaxies
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News release ID: STScI-2006-04
Release Date: Jan 10, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
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Among the thousands of galaxies in this image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field are the 36 so-called "tadpole" galaxies identified recently by astronomers. The green squares mark these galaxies, which existed billions of years ago. They are called tadpoles because of their distinct knot-and-tail shapes, which suggest that they are engaging in galactic mergers.


Tags
Astronomical, Cosmology, Deep Fields, Distant Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Hubble Ultra Deep Field, Illustrations, Survey, Universe Age/Size

Credits

NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI)