Zoom on MACS 1206

This video zooms in on galaxy cluster MACS J1206.2-0847 (or MACS 1206 for short). The cluster has been observed by Hubble as part of CLASH (Cluster Lensing and Supernova survey with Hubble), a major programme to observe galaxy clusters whose gravity bends and distorts light passing through them.


NASA, ESA, Digitzed Sky Survey 2, M. Postman (STScI) and the CLASH Survey Team. Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind)

About the Video

Release date:13 October 2011, 15:00
Related releases:heic1115
Duration:50 s

About the Object

Name:MACS J1206.2-0847
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster



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