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  • Relics of an ancient eruption in a cluster of galaxies known as A2597 have been found by the Chandra X-ray Observatory. These relics, called "ghost cavities", appear as voids in the X-ray and radio emission. The discovery implies that galaxy clusters are the sites of recurring energetic explosions.
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    Animation: CXC/D.Berry
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