Pandora’s Cluster (combined Hubble and VLT view)

This image of galaxy cluster Abell 2744 combines data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys, with an image taken with the ESO VLT. Hubble provides the central, most detailed part of the image, while the VLT offers a wider field of view.

This object has been nicknamed Pandora’s Cluster because of the many different and strange phenomena that were unleashed by a huge collision that occurred over a period of 350 million years. A simultaneous pile-up between at least four separate clusters has produced strange effects that have never been seen together before.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

NASA, ESA, ESO and D. Coe (STScI)/J. Merten (Heidelberg/Bologna)

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso1120c
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Jún 22, 2011, 15:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1120
Stærð:8068 x 8067 px

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Nafn:Abell 2744
Tegund:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Fjarlægð:z=0.308 (rauðvik)
Constellation:Sculptor
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):0 14 20.51
Position (Dec):-30° 23' 57.19"
Field of view:6.72 x 6.72 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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435 nmHubble Space Telescope
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Very Large Telescope
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Very Large Telescope
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Very Large Telescope
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