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Herschel spectrum of the galaxy S0901

Herschel spectrum of the galaxy S0901


Date: 29 April 2014
Satellite: Herschel
Copyright: ESA/Herschel/HIFI. Acknowledgments: James Rhoads and Sangeeta Malhotra, Arizona State University, USA

Herschel spectrum of the galaxy SDSS090122.37+181432.3. A doubled peaked emission line from ionized carbon at 158 micrometres (red fitted line) indicates that this galaxy is rotating with little turbulence. This characteristic is not usually associated with such a young galaxy, instead it is more often taken as a sign of galactic maturity.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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