Galaxy cluster Abell 520's hot gas (Chandra)

Esahubble_opo1210f_500

esahubble_opo1210f March 23rd, 2012

Credit: NASA, ESA, CXO, and M.J. Jee (University of California, Davis)

This image shows regions of hot gas at the core of merging galaxy cluster Abell 520, detected by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The gas is evidence that a collision between massive galaxy clusters took place.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo1210f/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Abell 520
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy » Grouping » Cluster
Esahubble_opo1210f_1280
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ID
opo1210f
Subject Category
D.5.5.3  
Subject Name
Abell 520
Credits
NASA, ESA, CXO, and M.J. Jee (University of California, Davis)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo1210f/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
8.001356000000E+03
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
2734.0, 1758.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo1210f
Metadata Date
2017-03-17T14:25:10.676901
Metadata Version
1.1
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