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More Images of Six Galaxy Clusters
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Click for large jpg MACS J0416.1-2403
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Click for large jpg MACS J0152.5-2852
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Click for large jpg MACS J0717.5+3745
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Click for large jpg Abell 370
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Click for large jpg Abell 2744
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Click for large jpg ZwCl 1358+62
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Click for large jpg MACS J0416.1-2403 X-ray
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Click for large jpg MACS J0152.5-2852 X-ray
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Click for large jpg MACS J0717.5+3745 X-ray
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Click for large jpg Abell 370 X-ray
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Click for large jpg Abell 2744 X-ray
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Click for large jpg ZwCl 1358+62 X-ray
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Click for large jpg MACS J0416.1-2403 Optical
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Click for large jpg MACS J0152.5-2852 Optical
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Click for large jpg MACS J0717.5+3745 Optical
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Click for large jpg Abell 370 Optical
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Click for large jpg Abell 2744 Optical
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Click for large jpg ZwCl 1358+62 Optical
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X-ray & Optical/Lensing Map Images of Galaxy Clusters
These galaxy clusters are part of a large study using Chandra and Hubble that sets new limits on how dark matter - the mysterious substance that makes up most of the matter in the Universe - interacts with itself. The hot gas that envelopes the clusters glows brightly in X-rays detected by Chandra. When combined with Hubble's visible light data, astronomers can map where the stars and hot gas are after the collision, as well as the inferred distribution of dark matter through the effect of gravitational lensing.
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland/D.Harvey & NASA/CXC/Durham Univ/R.Massey; Optical & Lensing Map: NASA, ESA, D. Harvey (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland) and R. Massey (Durham University, UK)


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