Galaxy Cluster Abell 520 (CFHT and HST)

The natural-colour image of the galaxies was taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii.

Abell 520 formed from a violent collision of massive galaxy clusters and resides 2.4 billion light-years away.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, CFHT, and M.J. Jee (University of California, Davis)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo1210d
Type:Observation
Release date:23 March 2012, 16:31
Size:2734 x 1758 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 520
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:2 billion light years
Category:Cosmology

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