Rendering of hydrogen gas in galaxy J0613+52
An artist's depiction of hydrogen gas observed in the low surface brightness galaxy J0613+52, a rare galaxy in that it's made only of gas and has no visible stars. The colors indicate the likely rotation of the gas relative to the observer (red=away, blue=toward).
[The Green Bank Observatory is a facility of the U.S. National Science Foundation.]
Learn more in the Green Bank Observatory news story Astronomers accidentally discover dark primordial galaxy. (Date of image: 2024; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Feb. 6, 2024)
Credit: NSF/GBO/P. Vosteen
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