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Cool
Universe

About the Image

Date
April 29, 2014
ID
nhsc2014-005b
Type
Chart
Credit
ESA/Herschel/HIFI. Acknowledgments: James Rhoads and Sangeeta Malhotra, Arizona State University, USA

Herschel Spectrum of the Galaxy S0901

Nhsc2014-005b

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.