ESOcast 31: Pandora's Cluster
The astronomy podcast featuring news and cutting edge science from ESO
22 June 2011
Galaxy clusters contain literally trillions of stars, and when these massive structures collide all manner of strange effects occur. Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope and a number of other top quality detectors, astronomers have been studying the colliding galaxy cluster Abell 2744, nicknamed Pandora’s Cluster because of the many strange phenomena taking place there.
In this episode of the ESOcast join Dr J as we piece together the violent and complex history of Pandora’s Cluster, one of the strangest colliding clusters in the sky.
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Visual design and editing: Martin Kornmesser
Animations: Martin Kornmesser, Luis Calcada
Web and technical support: Lars Holm Nielsen and Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Oli Usher and Richard Hook
Narration: Gaitee Hussain
Images: NASA, ESA, ESO
Directed by: Oli Usher
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
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