Galaxy Cluster Abell 520 (CFHT and HST)

Galaxy Cluster Abell 520 (CFHT and HST)

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News release ID: STScI-2012-10
Release Date: Mar 2, 2012
Image Use: Copyright
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The natural-color image of the galaxies was taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii.

Abell 520 formed from a violent collision of massive galaxy clusters and resides 2.4 billion light-years away.

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


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