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News Release 60 of 1006

July 10, 2014 10:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2014-26

Hubble Sees Spiral Bridge of Young Stars Between Two Ancient Galaxies

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: SDSS J1531+3414
Object Description: Galaxy Cluster
Position (J2000): R.A. 15h 31m 10s.66
Dec. +34° 14' 25".71
Constellation: Corona Borealis
Distance: The cluster has a redshift z = 0.335.
About the Data
Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from the following proposal 13003: M. Gladders (University of Chicago), J. Rigby (NASA/GSFC), E. Wuyts (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching), K. Sharon (University of Michigan), M. Bayliss (Harvard University), H. Dahle (University of Oslo), and J. Hennawi (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg).

The science team comprises: M. Gladders, M. Florian (University of Chicago), S. Baum, C. O'Dea, K. Cooke (Rochester Institute of Technology), M. Bayliss (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), H. Dahle (University of Oslo, Norway), T. Davis (European Southern Observatory), J. Rigby (NASA/GSFC), K. Sharon (University of Michigan), E. Soto (Catholic University), and E. Wuyts (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching).

Instrument: WFC3 UVIS/IR
Exposure Date(s): May 6, 2013
Filters: F390W (C), F606W (V), F814W (I), and F160W (H)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Tremblay (European Southern Observatory)
Release Date: July 10, 2014
Colors: This composite image includes exposures acquired by the 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 F390W (C) blue
WFC3/UVIS F606W (V) cyan
WFC3/UVIS F814W (I) yellow
WFC3/IR F160W (H) red
Orientation/Scale: Compass and Scale Image for SDSS J1531+3414