Artist’s impression of a protocluster forming in the early Universe

This video shows an artist’s impression of the formation of a galaxy cluster in the early Universe. The galaxies are vigorously forming new stars and interacting with each other. Such a scene closely resembles the Spiderweb Galaxy (formally known as MRC 1138-262) and its surroundings, which is one of the best-studied protoclusters.


ESO/M. Kornmesser

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Release date:15 October 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso2304, eso1431
Duration:20 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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