This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Intergalactic gas clouds in Abell 2597

Intergalactic gas clouds in Abell 2597

C030/0224

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

NRAO / AUI / NSF / DANA BERRY / SKYWORKS / ALMA (ESO / NAOJ / NRAO) / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NRAO / AUI / NSF / DANA BERRY / SKYWORKS / ALMA (ESO / NAOJ / NRAO) / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions:

This image may not be used by or to promote the arms, nuclear power or tobacco industries or any religious organisation, or in any discriminatory way, or to imply the endorsement by ESO of any product, service or activity.

Caption

Intergalactic gas clouds in Abell 2597. Illustration of condensing clouds of cold molecular gas falling onto Abell 2597 Brightest Cluster Galaxy. These clouds condense out of the hot, ionised gas that fills the space between the galaxies in this cluster. New data from the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile shows that these clouds are raining in on the galaxy, plunging toward the supermassive black hole at its centre. For the ALMA data, see image C030/0222. Abell 2597 is about a billion light years from Earth in the constellation of Aquarius. Illustration published in 2016.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}