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2016 Scientific Images Contest Winners

One galaxy, multiple perspectives Open Access (recommended)

Honorable Mention | This collection of images show gas swirling around the same galaxy in several different ways. Taken together, these snapshots create a time-lapse projection. The top row shows the density of gas in the galaxy at a given time: in these panels, the brightest areas show where gas is most densely concentrated. In the middle row, gas shoots out of the galaxy in the bright areas and plummets toward the center of galaxy in the darkest areas. The bottom row shows temperature: the brighter the area, the hotter the gas. Models like these help astrophysicists understand the chaotic, explosive, ever-changing lives of evolving galaxies.

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Image
Keyword
Galaxies
Rights
All rights reserved
Creator
Hafen, Zachary Harris
Contributor
Faucher-Giguere, Claude-Andre
Abstract
This image originally appeared as part of Northwestern's Scientific Images Contest. The contest and subsequent exhibitions are organized by Science in Society, the university's research center for science education and public engagement. Further information and opportunities to participate are available on their website. Prints and canvas editions of these Northwestern research images can also be purchased online (with the small net profit going to science education and outreach programming in the Chicago area).
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Science in Society
DigitalHub. Galter Health Sciences Library
Date Created
2016
Subject: MESH
Galaxies
Time-Lapse Imaging
Subject: LCSH
Galaxies--Evolution
Page number
7
DOI
10.18131/G3ZS4Z
ARK
ark:/c8131/g3zs4z

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