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News Release 113 of 1044

March 4, 2014 10:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2014-14

Life Is Too Fast, Too Furious for This Runaway Galaxy


Video: Zoom into ESO 137-001

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This video zooms in on spiral galaxy ESO 137-001, which is undergoing ram pressure stripping. The sequence begins with a view of the night sky near the constellation of Triangulum Australe (the Southern Triangle). It then zooms through observations from the Digitized Sky Survey 2, and ends with a view of the galaxy obtained by Hubble.

Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Kornmesser (HEIC), and G. Bacon (STScI)

Acknowledgment: M. Sun (University of Alabama, Huntsville), and the Digitized Sky Survey 2

Selected still images from this video (click to enlarge):

Release Videos

Zoom into ESO 137-001 Running Time: 50 seconds
Animation of Ram Pressure Stripping Running Time: 23 seconds