Have a Sensational Season With the Aurora Borealis (Abell 520)

Have a Sensational Season With the Aurora Borealis (Abell 520)

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News release ID: STScI-2012-10
Release Date: Nov 21, 2012
Image Use: Copyright
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In this false-color map, Hubble captures the distribution of dark matter, galaxies, and hot gas in the core of the merging galaxy cluster Abell 520, formed from a violent collision of massive galaxy clusters.

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

Credits

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