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Dark Matter Evidence From Galaxy Cluster Abell 1689
2013-09-13 03:56:51

[ Watch the Video: Pan Across Galaxy Cluster Abell 1689 ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Astronomers studying a new image of the massive galaxy cluster Abell 1689 have revealed the largest known population of globular clusters to date, NASA reported on Thursday. In a study published earlier this week in the online edition of The Astrophysical Journal, Karla Alamo-Martinez of the Center for Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics of the National Autonomous...

2013-09-12 12:22:18

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered the largest known population of globular star clusters, an estimated 160,000, swarming like bees inside the crowded core of the giant grouping of galaxies known as Abell 1689. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) An international team of astronomers used Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys to discover this bounty of stellar fossils and confirm such compact...