NGC 4038 Antenna Galaxy

This near-infrared image obtained with GeMS adaptive optics system reveals remarkable, colorful details in NGC 4038, one of the components of the Antennae Galaxies (NGC 4038/NGC 4039). This starburst system, only about 10.5 million light-years distant, harbors a rich population of massive young clusters, whose formation has been triggered by the interaction of the two galaxies.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory, Rodrigo Carrasco (Gemini), GeMS System Verification Team and T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage)

About the Image

Id:gemini-2013-saaa-legacy
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:55 p.m.
Size:4733 x 4202 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 4038
Category:Galaxies

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