Visible-Light Image of Galaxy Cluster MS 0735

Visible-Light Image of Galaxy Cluster MS 0735

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News release ID: STScI-2006-51
Release Date: Nov 2, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This image of galaxy cluster MS 0735.6+7421 was taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in February 2006. The Advanced Camera for Surveys image shows dozens of galaxies bound together by gravity. Diffuse, hot gas with a temperature of nearly 50 million degrees permeates the space between the galaxies. A supermassive black hole weighing nearly a billion times the mass of our Sun lurks in the nucleus of the bright central galaxy.

Black Holes, Galaxies, Galaxy Clusters, Observations


NASA, ESA, and B. McNamara (University of Waterloo and Ohio University)