A delicate extragalactic web

The dusty web of filaments seen in this fulldome clip have been teased out of their host galaxy NGC 1275 by rising "bubbles" of plasma produced by the galaxy's central black hole. Their delicate forms should have collapsed long ago, but are thought to be preserved by a weak magnetic field around them.

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NASAESA and Andy Fabian (University of Cambridge, UK)

About the Video

Release date:20 August 2008, 19:00
Related releases:heic0817
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 1275
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Seyfert


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