ALMA Observations of the outflows from NGC 253

This short video is very colorful, it has a visual impact. It shows a three-dimensional visualization of ALMA observations of cold carbon monoxide gas in the nearby star burst galaxy NGC 253 (The Sculptor Galaxy). The vertical axis shows velocity and the horizontal one distance across different parts of the central regions of the galaxy as the viewpoint rotates. The colors represent the intensity of the emission detected by ALMA, with pink being the strongest and red the weakest.
This data has been used to show that huge amounts of cool gas are being ejected from the central parts of this galaxy. This will make it more difficult for the next generation of stars to form.

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