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Ask an Astrophysicist - cluster evolution

visible image of Abell 1060 x-ray image of Abell 1060

These images of the galaxy cluster Abell 1060 in the optical (left) and X-ray (right) show the galaxies and the hot X-ray emitting gas. Data such as these are used to compare with models of cluster evolution.

 

A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC

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