Hubble Telescope Captures a Jellyfish Galaxy
The Hubble telescope’s weekly images revealed a unique and sea monster-like object in a cosmic galaxy that turned out to be like a jellyfish galaxy.
These galaxies are so-called by these names because of their massive main body having tendrils that float along with them like sea animals.
This image was captured by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 at optical and ultraviolet wavelengths to highlight all jellyfish-like galaxy key characteristics, including its tendrils, dust, and gas, which will be used for studies on the formation of jellyfish galaxies and stars within them.
This cosmic sea monster’s name is JO201, and it is situated in the Cetus constellation.
In keeping with the sea theme, the Cetus constellation is named according to Greek mythology, which says a sea monster that sometimes had the body of a whale or serpent with the head of a pig.
According to scientific reasoning, these types of galaxies are formed by the effect of ram-pressure stripping, during which the gravity of nearby objects, galaxies, or galaxy clusters acts as a blowing wind in the opposite direction and moves the gas and dust from the galaxy and bring it away into other regions.
After all of its start-forming gas and dust runs out and all its stars have burned out, a galaxy eventually dies.