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Wadjet

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Stupid dust lane tricks!
« on: September 22, 2012, 07:12:55 am »
Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing in 1237646588243738831 ?

Can a dust lane do this?

JeanTate

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Re: Stupid dust lane tricks!
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2012, 08:25:58 am »
Wow!!!  :o 8) :o 8)

That is one awesome merger/interaction!  :)

Yes, it's possible the dust lanes are more or less there ... when two spirals interact, their dust lanes (formerly very thin, confined to just the centers of arms) can be twisted around like wet spaghetti. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to find, when someone gets around to taking a sharper, deeper image of this pair, that the lanes are even more complicated.

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Re: Stupid dust lane tricks!
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2012, 10:00:15 am »
Looks great!
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Re: Stupid dust lane tricks!
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2012, 02:07:31 pm »
It looks like one long twisty dust lane for both of them! :D ;D It's wonderful, I want a Hubble image of that!

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Re: Stupid dust lane tricks!
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2012, 06:26:02 pm »
Isn't that stunning? It looks like the dust can't figure out which galaxy it would prefer to be a part of, so it's winding back and forth. :) By the way, I can't refind it now, but it was posted once before, but in a slightly less clear image in which the right-pointing limb of the inverted Y wasn't evident, which is why I wasn't sure if what I was seeing was really there or not.

Further by the way, this is the second time I've found an image in which a dust lane was following a markedly different trajectory from the luminous components of its galaxy.

I made a thread for it here http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=280412.0, asking how the dust lane could be straight while the galaxy is warped. So if you moderators are concerned about server load, feel free to merge these threads. Anyway, how does that dust lane deflection happen?
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Re: Stupid dust lane tricks!
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 09:51:24 am »
Almost a closed loop: 1237661081588793563 / AGZ00028PM.

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Re: Stupid dust lane tricks!
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2012, 11:08:37 am »
Almost a closed loop: 1237661081588793563 / AGZ00028PM.

:D This is cool! do not have time to look it up but..............maybe polar ring comes to mind.

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