Hubble view of Abell 2744 — Pandora’s Cluster

This Hubble image, taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys, shows the central part of merging galaxy cluster Abell 2744, nicknamed Pandora’s Cluster. This remarkable object seems to be the result of the collision of at least four separate galaxy clusters.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and D. Coe (STScI)/J. Merten (Heidelberg/Bologna)

About the Image

Id:heic1111c
Type:Observation
Release date:22 June 2011, 15:00
Related releases:heic1111
Size:3662 x 5253 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 2744
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:z=0.308 (redshift)

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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