noaoann04003 — Announcement
Too Fast, Too Furious: A Galaxy’s Fatal Plunge
21 January 2004
Trailing 200,000-light-year-long streamers of seething gas, a galaxy that was once like our Milky Way is being shredded as it plunges at 4.5 million miles per hour through the heart of a distant cluster of galaxies. These findings use data from the Mayall 4-meter and Gemini Telescopes.
- For more information, see the STScI Press release