Animation Showing Stellar Stream Formation

This animation shows how a globular star cluster, orbiting a still-forming Milky Way Galaxy, can get torn apart by the gravity of the developing galaxy to become the C-19 stellar stream that now orbits the present-day Milky Way.


Gabriel Pérez Díaz, SMM (IAC)

About the Video

Release date:Jan. 5, 2022, 9 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2201
Duration:34 s
Frame rate:29.97

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