X-ray glow

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on ESA Top News October 8, 2018 at 03:54AM.)

(Cover Image) Astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton space observatory have captured the X-ray glow (shown here in purple) emitted by the hot gas that pervades the galaxy cluster XLSSC006.

 

The cluster is home to a few hundreds of galaxies, large amounts of diffuse, X-ray bright gas, and even larger amounts of dark matter, with a total mass equivalent to some 500 trillion solar masses. Because of its distance from us, we are seeing this galaxy cluster as it was when the Universe was only about nine billion years old.

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This article and images were originally posted on [ESA Top News] October 8, 2018 at 03:54AM. Credit to the original author and ESA Top News | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

 

 

 

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