The Coma cluster, a group of galaxies, has a centre field that has been studied by astronomers using India's AstroSat spacecraft.
The Coma cluster, commonly known as Abell 1656, is one of the richest and best-studied clusters of galaxies in the surrounding universe, located about 321 million light-years away.
It has almost 1,000 galaxies, and its core region is dominated by the NGC 4874 and NGC 4889 supergiant elliptical galaxies.
To conduct a far ultraviolet examination of the Coma cluster's centre region, the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UVIT) is primarily used to board the satellite.
The majority of the luminous galaxies detected by UVIT, according to the study, are Coma cluster galaxies.
The stunning narrow tail of GMP 2910 is thought to have been caused by the disruption of a dwarf galaxy or cloud of gas by the intracluster medium's ram-pressure stripping or tidal forces.
The sources detected by UVIT that generally exhibit distorted morphology are thought to have recently entered the Coma cluster.
They are consequently going through stripping processes under the impact of the cluster-related environmental factors.
It was noted that 114 of these sources were stars, 3 were quasars, and 852 of these sources were galaxies (one of them is the farthest object observed by the UVIT so far).
To the best of their knowledge, they noted, their work is the first use of UVIT data to investigate a galaxy cluster field.