Astronomers study unusual galaxies with tentacles

In our universe there is such an unusual type of irregular galaxies, which is informally called Medusa. One of these galaxies is the JW100 object. His photograph was taken using the tools of the Very Large Telescope VLT of the European Southern Observatory.

According to scientists, the jellyfish galaxies were found in some galactic clusters. Such galaxies have gas-dust tails like tentacles of jellyfish, in which frequent starburst flares occur.

As part of the study, the glowing galaxies of the “jellyfish” have shown a new way to power the strongest objects in the universe. In fact, this is the same process that feeds most of the black holes in the galactic centers. In the “tentacles” of these galaxies, an increased birth of stars is observed.

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