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Re: Hubble - Possible Polar Rings
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2010, 01:48:16 pm »
Looks like a bright blue edge-on spiral with a distorted bulge ... except that there's some faint smudges orthogonal to the disk (upwards).

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Re: Hubble - Possible Polar Rings
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2010, 03:51:15 pm »
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Not exactly polar, but either an inclined ring or a seriously warped disk.

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Re: Hubble - Possible Polar Rings
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2010, 06:24:40 pm »
http://zoo-hst.s3.amazonaws.com/13004280.jpg



Hello Lovethetropics,
if i looked it up correctly these images are of the same galaxy
EGSD2 J14197.8+524952/ DEEP2 13004280/ SDSS J141907.83+524951.8

http://cas.sdss.org/dr7/en/tools/explore/obj.asp?id=587735695377694899

This is wonderful Kalebats, how do you do it?  It's a rhetorical question...no way I'm going to understand what you did.  ;D ;D
Blob takes a new meaning when you see what we're seeing here...incredible, just incredible.   Thank you so much for this Kalebats.

I found some more i think  :)


After the Collision: A Late Stage Galaxy Merger

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This tattered and asymmetrical galaxy is the result of a violent collision between two galaxies. These events, called "mergers', occur when two nearby galaxies are pulled together by their mutual gravitational attraction. When the two galaxies are about the same size, the merger is completely disruptive. These mergers rip apart the detailed structure of spiral galaxies, scramble the orderly circular orbits of their stars, and leave a fluffy, chaotic ball of stars that orbit in all directions.

During the collision, any gas in the galaxies gets driven toward the center and compressed, resulting in a burst of star formation. During and after this starburst, some theories predict that the remaining gas falls onto the massive black hole at the center of the galaxy, powering a quasar. According to these theories, the energy from the quasar heats any leftover gas to high temperatures and pushes it out of the galaxy center into a hot halo outside the galaxy. In this state, the gas cannot form stars so the resulting galaxy merger remnant is devoid of star formation.

The merger remnant we see here still has obvious streamers of stars which trace out the path of the shredded galaxies as they spiralled in toward one another. In a billion years or so, the stars in these streamers will have faded and their orbits will have been somewhat spread out, resulting in a smooth distribution of stars that looks like an elliptical galaxy. In fact, these powerful mergers between equal size galaxies are the current best theory for how elliptical galaxies form. This is corroborated by the fact that very deep images of nearby normal elliptical galaxies taken with the Hubble Space Telescope reveal faint streamers that are invisible in shorter exposures. It is likely that normal elliptical galaxies, such as the one shown in a previous gallery image, once looked like the chaotic, asymmetrical merger remnant we see here.
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Re: Hubble - Possible Polar Rings
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2010, 07:30:36 pm »
Wow Kalebats, you're incredibly resourceful.  I stand in awe.  Thank you sooooo much!  ;D ;D

So that's why the ellipticals get to be so huge.  8) ;D

 *and find lots of asteroids  ;D

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Re: Hubble - Possible Polar Rings
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2010, 07:40:10 pm »
Wow Kalebats, you're incredibly resourceful.  I stand in awe.  Thank you sooooo much!  ;D ;D

So that's why the ellipticals get to be so huge.  8) ;D

Thanks to c_cld's  link in newbies thread i came across it in the image gallery, i have put some additional information about the images we see in Just Curious about what we see in the Hubble pictures :)
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Re: Hubble - Possible Polar Rings
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2010, 07:57:05 pm »
Wow Kalebats, you're incredibly resourceful.  I stand in awe.  Thank you sooooo much!  ;D ;D

So that's why the ellipticals get to be so huge.  8) ;D

Thanks to c_cld's  link in newbies thread i came across it in the image gallery, i have put some additional information about the images we see in Just Curious about what we see in the Hubble pictures :)

YES!  I saw that and will try to understand it tonight. ;D ;D ;D

 *and find lots of asteroids  ;D

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Re: Hubble - Possible Polar Rings
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2010, 06:43:44 pm »
This one was from the mergers page, and someone told me to put it here. 

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Re: Hubble - Possible Polar Rings
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2010, 02:47:45 am »
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Re: Hubble - Possible Polar Rings
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2010, 06:24:55 am »
This one was from the mergers page, and someone told me to put it here. 

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:o  8) 8) picture ;) Maybe!  Well yes IMVHO yes.

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Re: Hubble - Possible Polar Rings
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2010, 09:26:48 am »
This one was from the mergers page, and someone told me to put it here. 

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:o  8) 8) picture ;) Maybe!  Well yes IMVHO yes.
WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Liz, I told her to post it here!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

 *and find lots of asteroids  ;D

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Re: Hubble - Possible Polar Rings
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2010, 05:27:33 pm »
Hi

I hope this is the correct place to post this.


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Re: Hubble - Possible Polar Rings
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2010, 06:55:40 pm »
Looks like the perfect polar ring to me, well done :)

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Re: Hubble - Possible Polar Rings
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2010, 07:12:49 pm »
Hi

I hope this is the correct place to post this.


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Re: Hubble - Possible Polar Rings
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2010, 02:53:21 am »

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