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X-ray & Optical Images of Zwicky 8338
An extraordinary ribbon of hot gas trailing behind a galaxy like a tail has been discovered using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This ribbon, or X-ray tail, is likely due to gas stripped from the galaxy as it moves through a vast cloud of hot intergalactic gas. With a length of at least 250,000 light years, it is likely the largest such tail ever detected.
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/University of Bonn/G. Schellenberger et al; Optical: INT)


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