El Gordo: a massive distant merging galaxy cluster

This video shows the distant merging galaxy cluster ACT-CL J0102−4915. It combines images taken with ESO’s Very Large Telescope with images from the SOAR Telescope and X-ray observations from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. The X-ray image shows the hot gas in the cluster and is shown in blue. This newly discovered galaxy cluster has been nicknamed El Gordo — the "big" or "fat one" in Spanish. It consists of two separate galaxy subclusters colliding at several million kilometres per hour, and is so far away that its light has travelled for seven billion years to reach the Earth.

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ESO/SOAR/NASA

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Data publikacji:10 stycznia 2012 17:00
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Czas trwania:28 s
Frame rate:30 fps

O obiekcie

Nazwa:ACT-CL J0102-4915
Typ:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Kategoria:Galaxy Clusters

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