ESO 137-001

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ESO 137-001
Abell 3627 Has Two Tails to Tell.jpg
X-ray image of ESO 137-001
Observation data
Epoch J2000 [1]
Constellation Triangulum Australe [2]
Right ascension 16h 13m 27.305s [1]
Declination −60° 45′ 50.59″ [1]
Apparent dimension (V) 1.23′ × 0.55 [2]
Type SBc [1]
Other designations
ESO 137-001 , ESO 137-1 , ESO-LV 137-0010 , LEDA 57532 , PGC 57532

ESO 137-001 is a barred spiral galaxy[1] located in the cluster known as Abell 3627 (Norma Cluster).[3] As the galaxy moves to the center of the cluster, it is stripped by hot gas thus creating a 260,000 light-year long tail.[3] There is evidence of star formation in the tails.[3]

Galaxy's fate[edit]

New Hubble image of spiral galaxy ESO 137-001[4]

The stripping of gas is thought to have a significant effect on the galaxy's development, removing cold gas from the galaxy, shutting down the formation of new stars in the galaxy, and changing the appearance of inner spiral arms and bulges because of the effects of star formation.


  1. ^ a b c d e SIMBAD, "ESO 137-1" (accessed 2010-10-27)
  2. ^ a b WikiSky, "PGC 57532" (accessed 2010-10-27)
  3. ^ a b c Image of the Day Gallery, "Galaxy Cluster Has Two 'Tails' to Tell", NASA (accessed 2010-10-27)
  4. ^ "Spiral galaxy spills blood and guts". ESA / HUBBLE. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 

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