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Ultra-Luminous InfraRed Galaxy (ULIRG)
Ultra-Luminous InfraRed Galaxy (ULIRG)
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ESA's Herschel Space Observatory has detected massive amounts of molecular gas gusting at high velocities, in some cases in excess of 1000 kilometres per second, from the centres of a set of merging galaxies. This is an artists rendering. Credit: ESA/AOES Medialab


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Posted by Tibor on May 14, 2011 at 11:37 am
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Posted by Tibor on May 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm
I found the image on the net. Then I had to do some research to figure out what this was ; )
Posted by nova on May 14, 2011 at 7:32 pm
I very much appreciate you taking that time! It is a truly beautiful image and I am glad its in our gallery!
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