Sample of Brightest Cluster Galaxies

Sample of Brightest Cluster Galaxies

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News release ID: STScI-2015-26
Release Date: Aug 6, 2015
Image Use: Copyright
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This sample of galaxies, as seen by Hubble, shows chains of star formation in ultraviolet light. This star formation in each galaxy is a product of the action of the jets from a central black hole that controls infalling gas from the galaxy's halo.


Tags
Active Galaxies/Quasars, Annotated, Astronomical, Galaxies, Galaxy Clusters, Hubble Telescope

Credits

NASA, ESA, G. Tremblay (Yale University), and R. Mittal (Rochester Institute of Technology, and Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics)