August 5, 2017

The ESO 338-4 Galaxy

The ESO 338-4 Galaxy

ESO 338-4 is a starburst galaxy located in Sagittarius, the Archer. It is currently in the process of merging, with several smaller galaxies colliding to form the final galaxy. The new AOF+MUSE data clearly resolve several bright knots where intense star formation, induced by the merging, is occurring, as well as filaments of glowing hydrogen gas.

Image Credit: ESO/P. Weilbacher
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