Galaxy Cluster Abell 520's Hot Gas (Chandra)

Galaxy Cluster Abell 520's Hot Gas (Chandra)

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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 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

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