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
About this image

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.


Tags
Astronomical, Dark Matter, Exotic, Galaxies, Galaxy Clusters, Gravitational Lensing, Hubble Telescope

Credits

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