Jellyfish have been on Earth for about 500 million years, making them the longest surviving creature in the world. But now NASA has its own "jellyfish" in space.
The State Space Agency said a "jellyfish" -like galaxy, known as ESO 137-001, with a tail of long gas that stretches 260,000 light. Years across space, you can see the upcoming James Webb Telescope of the Space Agency.
"Blue bands of young stars dangle from the disk of the galaxy like cosmic tentacles," NASA said. "If you look at the galaxy in X-rays, you'll see a huge tail of hot gas behind the galaxy." After launching, NASA's NASA Space Telescope with ESO 1
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SENDING "Jellyfish" was first observed in 2014 by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
ESO 137-001 is not exactly near Earth, though it resembles the Milky Way. It is about 220 million light-years from our planet and belongs to the constellation Triangulum Australe. It is part of a cluster of galaxies known as Abell 3627.
Galaxy clusters are surrounded by hot gases that eventually form stars. How the stars form in the tail and how long it takes to achieve that is still puzzling to researchers.
"Both gas and dust are removed, but how much and what happens to the stripped material and the galaxy itself are still unanswered," said Stacey Alberts of the University of Arizona, a co-investigator of the project
"We think it's difficult to separate a molecular cloud that already forms stars, because it should be. By gravity, firmly attached to the galaxy," added Albert. " That is, either we were wrong, or this gas was stripped and heated, but had to cool down again to condense and form stars. To distinguish between these two scenarios is one of the things we want to achieve.
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