Hubble Sees Galaxies Stripped by Ram Pressure


Strange forces of nature are stripping away gas from galaxies in the Virgo cluster. An extremely hot X-ray emitting gas known as the intra-cluster medium permeates the regions between galaxies inside clusters and, as fast moving galaxies whip through this medium, strong winds tear through galaxies distorting their shape and even halting star formation with a process known as "ram pressure stripping." Hubble spied two galaxies "losing it" to these forces.

Full article by Nancy Atkinson on Universe Today

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