February 28, 2023

The jellyfish galaxy JO201 (Image ESA/Hubble & NASA, M. Gullieuszik)

An article in publication and an article under peer-review in “The Astrophysical Journal” report various aspects of a study of 6 so-called jellyfish galaxies. A team of researchers used various instruments to examine them and try to understand the processes taking place in the “tentacles” generated by the gas stripped from those galaxies during the passage within a galaxy cluster. In that space, there’s intergalactic plasma that generates a pressure that caused that gas loss in a process called ram pressure stripping. An image of the jellyfish galaxy cataloged as JO201 captured by the Hubble Space Telescope was published by ESA.