Galaxy Zoo Talk

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  • slgardnerharris by slgardnerharris

    I would like to know more about this picture.


  • JeanTate by JeanTate in response to slgardnerharris's comment.

    Welcome to GZ, slgardnerharris! 😃

    This is a sim, from Illustris (see this recent blog post for details). The background is from SDSS, a randomly selected field; the object in the center is a simulated galaxy, with the blue (bluish) blobs representing star-forming regions, and the yellowish parts the 'older' stars in the galaxy. The red (reddish) dots in/near the center are, very likely, a distant galaxy cluster (or possibly some foreground stars in our own Milky Way) that is in 'the background'.

    Hope this helps; and happy hunting! 😃