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Fraser
2003-Jul-08, 10:08 PM
SUMMARY: The latest photograph released from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory shows a long plume of gas and dust wrapped around the Centauris galaxy cluster. Astronomers are puzzled about what the plume is; although, they know it has the same mass as 1 billion suns and is several million degrees cooler than its surroundings. One possibility is that the plume consists of a trail of debris stripped off another galaxy which fell into the cluster.


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jkmccrann
2005-Oct-25, 08:48 AM
Sounds like another super-galactic collision to me. :)