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View Full Version : NGC 6240: Gigantic Hot Gas Cloud Sheaths Colliding Galaxies



Fraser
2013-May-01, 01:50 AM
Looking almost like a cosmic hyacinth, this image is anything but a cool, Spring flower… it’s a portrait of an enormous gas cloud radiating more than seven million degrees Kelvin and enveloping two merging spiral galaxies. This combined image glows in purple from the Chandra X-ray information and is embellished with optical sets from the [...]

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