Atlas3D images

15 June 2011

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Images for news story 'Elliptical galaxies ‘surprisingly spiral’'

atlas 3D kinematics

Caption: Maps of the observed velocity of the stars in the Atlas3D survey. Red/blue colours indicate stars moving away/towards us respectively. Fast rotating and disk-like galaxies are characterised by two large and symmetric red/blue peaks at the two sides of the centre and constitute the vast majority of the sample. Credit: OU/Cappellari.

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atlas 3D comb

Caption: Comparison between the classic tuning-fork classification scheme (left) by Hubble and the new comb diagram (right) proposed by the Atlas3D team. Credit: OU/Cappellari.

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