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News Release 120 of 1051

March 4, 2014 10:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2014-14

Life Is Too Fast, Too Furious for This Runaway Galaxy

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: ESO 137-001
Object Description: Spiral Galaxy
Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 13m 27s.3
Dec. -60° 45' 50".51
Constellation: Triangulum Australe
Distance: 220 million light-years (67,000 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: The Hubble data are from proposal: 11683 M. Sun (University of Alabama, Huntsville), M. Donahue and M. Voit (Michigan State University), and C. Jones and W. Forman (Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory).
Instruments/Filters: ACS/WFC: F475W (g) and F814W (I)
WFC3/UVIS: F275W (U)
Exposure Date(s): August 2, 2009
Exposure Time: 4.3 hours
About the Release
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Colors: This composite image includes exposures acquired by the ACS and WFC3 instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope. Several filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:
WFC3/UVIS F275W (U) blue/white
ACS/WFC F475W (g) cyan
ACS/WFC F814W (I) orange
Orientation: Compass and Scale Image for ESO137-001