Animation of Ram Pressure Stripping

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Duration: 23 seconds

This artist's illustration shows a spiral galaxy as it moves through a massive cluster of galaxies. The galaxy is undergoing a process known as ram pressure stripping, where streaks of bright gas are being dragged out into space by the cluster it is passing through.

Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Illustrative, Spiral Galaxies


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

Publication: March 4, 2014

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