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.


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Astronomical, Black Holes, Exotic, Galaxies, Galaxy Clusters, Hubble Telescope

Credits

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