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XMM-Newton observes fossil galaxy cluster May 10, 2006

Posted by jtintle in Deep Space, European Space Agency, Space Fotos, XMM-Newton X-ray observatory.
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Caption:
XMM-Newton observes fossil galaxy cluster
Credits:
Khosroshahi, Maughan, Ponman, Jones, ESA, ING
ID number:
SEMSGFOFGLE
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Description
XMM-Newton observations of the fossil galaxy cluster RX J1416.5+2315, show a cloud of hot gas emitting X-rays (in blue). The cloud, reaching temperatures of about 50 million degrees, extend over 3.5 million light years and surround a giant elliptical galaxy believed to have grown to its present size by cannibalising its neighbours.
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