About the Image
- April 29, 2014
- ESA/Herschel/HIFI. Acknowledgments: James Rhoads and Sangeeta Malhotra, Arizona State University, USA
Herschel Spectrum of the Galaxy S0901
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.