An artistâ€™s impression showing a galaxy with a molecular outflow
June 9, 2011
An artist's impression showing a galaxy with a molecular outflow. Herschel has discovered that such outflows can travel at 1000 km/s, which could deplete the galaxy of the gas needed for further star formation within one million to 100 million years.
Topics: Space, Stellar astronomy, Astronomy, NGC objects, Bipolar outflow, Herschel Space Observatory, Star formation, Star, Andromeda Galaxy, Messier objects, Galaxy, Milky Way, Spiral galaxies, artist