Pan Across NGC 1275's Filaments

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Duration: 20 seconds

The red filaments seen near the center of galaxy NGC 1275 are fine threads of gas up to 20,000 light-years long, but only 200 light-years wide. These are sustained by magnetic fields.

Active Galaxies/Quasars, Galaxies, HD Video, Scientific Visualizations


NASA, ESA, M. Kornmesser and L. Christensen (ESA/Hubble), and G. Bacon (STScI);
Science: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

Publication: August 20, 2008

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