Li ALMA observation

Li ALMA observation

Distant galaxies as seen with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), and the European Southern Observatory’s VISTA telescope

Distant galaxies as seen with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), and the European Southern Observatory’s VISTA telescope. Researchers studying the two target galaxies in the cross hairs discovered by HST with ALMA noticed emissions from the two galaxies in the squares that were missed by HST. Green represents emission from dust, orange is radiation from ionized carbon atoms (both observed with ALMA) and blue is light emission at near-infrared wavelengths from VISTA and HST. The newly discovered galaxies are only seen with ALMA, which suggests that these galaxies are deeply buried in dust.

IMAGE: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, ESO, Fudamoto et al.