VLA Reveals Large Hydrogen Disk in UGC 5288
Dwarf galaxy UGC 5288 is 16 million light-years from Earth (seen here in pink). The Very Large Array (VLA) found that it is surrounded by a huge disk of hydrogen gas (purple) that has not been involved in the galaxy’s star-formation processes and may be primordial material left over from the galaxy’s formation.
Center: RA: 9:51:17.24, Dec: 7:49:32.05
Field of View: 10.79 x 10.98 arcminutes