Artist's impression of a protocluster forming in the early Universe

This artist’s impression depicts the formation of a galaxy cluster in the early Universe. The galaxies are vigorously forming new stars and interacting with each other. Such a scene closely resembles the Spiderweb Galaxy (formally known as MRC 1138-262) and its surroundings, which is one of the best-studied protoclusters.

Credit:

ESO/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1431a
Type:Artwork
Release date:15 October 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1431
Size:4000 x 2550 px

About the Object

Name:Spiderweb Galaxy
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Category:Illustrations

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