Hubble view of the galaxy cluster Abell 3827

This video using images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the rich galaxy cluster Abell 3827. The strange blue structures surrounding the central galaxies are gravitationally lensed views of a much more distant galaxy behind the cluster. Observations of the central four merging galaxies have provided hints that the dark matter around one of the galaxies is not moving with the galaxy itself, possibly implying dark matter-dark matter interactions of an unknown nature are occuring.


NASA, ESA. Music: Johan B. Monell (

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Release date:15 April 2015, 01:01
Related releases:eso1514
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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