Friday, May 18, 2018

Dwarf Galaxy DDO 68: Star formation | Hubble

The dwarf galaxy DDO 68, also known as UGC 5340, lies about 40 million light-years away from Earth. Due to its proximity it became one of the 50 targets of LEGUS.

In UGC 5340, a pocket of rapid star birth appears in the lower right corner. This region of star formation was probably triggered by a gravitational interaction with an unseen companion galaxy. But star formation is present across the entire body of UGC 5340, and the relatively young stars are responsible for the galaxy’s blue-white color.

An image of this galaxy was already released back in 2014. This newly-processed image now also shows ultraviolet radiation Hubble captured from the galaxy.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the LEGUS team
Release Date: May 17, 2018

#NASA #Hubble #Astronomy #Science #Space #Galaxy #Dwarf #DDO68 #UGC5340 #Stars #Galaxies #Legus #Cosmos #Universe #Ultraviolet #Telescope #ESA #STScI #Goddard #GSFC #STEM #Education

No comments:

Post a comment