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.
Credit: B. Saxton from data provided by Van Zee, NOAO, NRAO/AUI/NSF
|Center||RA: 9:51:17.24, Dec: 7:49:32.05|
|Field of View||10.79 x 10.98 arcminutes|
Categories:Galaxies Irregular and Dwarf Galaxies
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