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Pandora's Cluster

January 15, 2014
This image of Abell 2744 - nicknamed Pandora's Cluster - is the first to come from Hubble's Frontier Fields observing program, which is using the magnifying power of enormous galaxy clusters to peer deep into the distant Universe. Abell 2744, nicknamed Pandora's Cluster, is thought to have a very violent history, having formed from a cosmic pile-up of multiple galaxy clusters.

Abell 2744 is the first of six targets for an observing program known as Frontier Fields. This three-year, 840-orbit program will yield our deepest views of the Universe to date, using the power of Hubble to explore more distant regions of space than could otherwise be seen, by observing gravitational lensing effects around six different galaxy clusters.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz, M. Mountain, A. Koekemoer, and the HFF Team (STScI)

[ Read the Article: Hubble Frontier Fields Mission Captures First Image Of Pandora’s Cluster ]



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