Hubble photographs the “jellyfish galaxy”

The Hubble Space Telescope has made a new image of an interesting object in deep space. This time it photographed the galaxy JO201, which due to its characteristic shape is classified as a “jellyfish galaxy”.

Galaxy JO201. Source: ESA/Hubble & NASA, M. Gullieuszik

“Jellyfish galaxies” are galaxies with extended tails consisting of gas, dust and stars. They give them a resemblance to marine life, which is why they get their name. But how do these tails arise? They are born as a result of the passage of galaxies through gas clouds that fill the space inside galactic clusters. The external environment “pushes” gas out of them, which leads to the appearance of appropriate structures.

The JO201 image was obtained using the WFC3 camera mounted on the Hubble Telescope. It was made as part of a study aimed at studying the “tails” of jellyfish galaxies. Astronomers hope that this can better understand the mechanism of their origin and the processes of star formation going on inside them.

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