Wide-field view of Abell 2744 (ground-based image)

This ground-based view shows the area of sky around the merging galaxy cluster Abell 2744, which has been given the nickname Pandora’s Cluster. This remarkable object seems to be the result of the collision of at least four separate galaxy clusters. In this picture the cluster itself is faintly visible as a tiny swarm of faint specks very close to the centre.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble & Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

About the Image

Id:heic1111e
Type:Observation
Release date:22 June 2011, 15:00
Related releases:heic1111
Size:10547 x 10067 px

About the Object

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

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DSS
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DSS

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