Galaxy SXDF-NB1006-2, illustration

Galaxy SXDF-NB1006-2, illustration

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Credit: NAOJ/EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Galaxy SXDF-NB1006-2, illustration. The young bright stars in this galaxy are ionising the gas inside and around it. Ionised oxygen (green) is detected by ALMA (the Atacama Large Millimetre Array), while ionised hydrogen (pink) is detected by the Subaru Telescope. This galaxy is some 12.9 billion light years distant, in the constellation of Cetus. Image published in 2016.

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