Galaxy Cluster Abell 520's Hot Gas (Chandra)
Galaxy Cluster Abell 520's Hot Gas (Chandra)
About this image

This image shows regions of hot gas at the core of merging galaxy cluster Abell 520, detected by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The gas is evidence that a collision between massive galaxy clusters took place.

Abell 520 resides 2.4 billion light-years away.


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

Credits

Credit: NASA, ESA, CXO, and M.J. Jee (University of California, Davis)