About the Image
- NASA/ESA/S. Toft (Niels Bohr Institute)/A. Feild (STScI)
About the Object
Development of Massive Elliptical Galaxies
This graphic shows the evolutionary sequence in the growth of massive elliptical galaxies over 13 billion years, as gleaned from space-based and ground-based telescopic observations. The growth of this class of galaxies is quickly driven by rapid star formation and mergers with other galaxies.
News Release NASA and ESA Telescopes Help Solve Mystery of Ultra-Compact, Burned-Out Galaxies ssc2014-01
Image Development of Massive Elliptical Galaxies ssc2014-01a