Free Search (11985 images)
Andromeda Galaxy seen in infrared
Rating: 4.73/5 (11 votes cast)
- Title Andromeda Galaxy seen in infrared
- Released 05/01/2011 4:32 pm
- Copyright ESA/Herschel/PACS/SPIRE/J. Fritz, U. Gent
This is the most detailed image of the Andromeda Galaxy ever taken at far-infrared wavelengths. The Herschel infrared space telescope captured the image during Christmas 2010. The large rings of dust that encircle the centre of the galaxy may be the result of a smaller galaxy having collided with Andromeda some time in the past.