Pan on NGC 3256

This video pans over NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations of the starburst galaxy NGC 3256, located about 100 million light-years from Earth. The galaxy is the result of a merger between galaxies with similar masses. Even though the collision is estimated to have happened 500 million years ago, the galaxy still bears the marks of this event: luminous tails of gas and dust surround the galaxy and in its centre, new stars are born at a rapid rate.


ESA/Hubble; Risinger/Digitized Sky Survey 2 
Music: John Dyson

About the Video

Release date:31 May 2018, 16:00
Related releases:heic1811
Duration:25 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 3256
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst

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