Abell 1758

This is a composite image of the northern part of the galaxy cluster Abell 1758, located about 3.2 billion light years from Earth, showing the effects of a collision between two smaller galaxy clusters. Chandra X-ray data (blue) reveals hot gas in the cluster and data from the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in India (pink) shows huge "halos" generated by ultra-relativistic particles and magnetic fields over vast scales. Optical data from the Digitized Sky Survey are colored gold.

A study of this galaxy cluster and 31 others with Chandra and the GMRT shows that huge radio halos are generated during collisions between galaxy clusters. This result implies that galaxy clusters with radio halos are still forming, while clusters without this radio emission are not still accumulating large amounts of material. The result also implies that relativistic electrons are likely accelerated by turbulence generated by mergers between clusters

http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2010/a1758/

-Megan Watzke, CXC


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Stunningly Beautiful! That

That is absolutely stunning!


All I can say wow

When I see pictures like that I just think how amazing this world is.


it's amazing

I'm sure that there are a lot of beauty in space like this.


This is indeed incredible to

This is indeed incredible to see, willing to see more like this soon.


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