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A Galaxy Cluster Gets Sloshed

Posted: 12/14/2011 12:46:30 PM   Reads: 3291   Submitted By:Voyager70   Category: Space   Source: www.messagetoeagle.com
A huge spiral structure in the hot gas -- spanning almost a million light years -- is seen around the outside of the image, surrounding a giant elliptical galaxy at the center. This spiral was created when a small cluster of galaxies smashed into a larger one that surrounds the central elliptical galaxy.
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