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A Naval Research Laboratory scientist is part of a team that has recently discovered that vast clouds of hot gas are "sloshing" in Abell 2052, a galaxy cluster located about 480 million light years from Earth.
Like wine in a glass, vast clouds of hot gas are sloshing back and forth in Abell 2052, a galaxy cluster located about 480 million light years from Earth.
Two spectacular tails of X-ray emission have been seen trailing behind a galaxy using the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
New work by a team led by a cosmologist from the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has made major progress in extending the use of gravitational lensing to the study of much older and smaller structures than was previously possible.
We live in a hierarchical Universe where small structures join into larger ones. Earth is a planet in our Solar System, the Solar System resides in the Milky Way Galaxy, and galaxies combine into groups and clusters.
Ongoing research by an international team of astronomers is providing new insights into cataclysmic cosmic collisions between galaxy clusters. Using the worlds most powerful X-ray space observatory, the team is unravelling the complex interactions that take place in the traffic pile-ups that occur as clusters containing hundreds of galaxies and trillions of solar masses of gas and dark matter interact and merge.
The galaxy UGC 6697, located about 1.5 million light years from the core of the galaxy cluster Abell 1367, is shown here in a composite X-ray (blue)- optical (red & green) image.