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
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