Galaxy Cluster Abell 520's Luminosity (CFHT)

Galaxy Cluster Abell 520's Luminosity (CFHT)

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News release ID: STScI-2012-10
Release Date: Mar 2, 2012
Image Use: Copyright
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This image shows the concentration of starlight at the core of merging galaxy cluster Abell 520. The map was derived from observations by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii.

Abell 520 resides 2.4 billion light-years away.

Dark Matter, Galaxies, Galaxy Clusters, Gravitational Lensing, Observations


NASA, ESA, CFHT, M.J. Jee (University of California, Davis), and A. Mahdavi (San Francisco State University)