ALMA witnesses assembly of galaxy in early Universe (annotated)

This view is a combination of images from ALMA and the Very Large Telescope. The central object is a very distant galaxy, labelled BDF 3299, which is seen when the Universe was less than 800 million years old. The bright red cloud just to the lower left is the ALMA detection of a vast cloud of material that is in the process of assembling the very young galaxy.


ESO/R. Maiolino

About the Image

Release date:22 July 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1530
Size:2000 x 1990 px

About the Object

Name:BDF 3299
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy
Distance:z=7.1 (redshift)

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