View Full Version : Gigantic Ball of Fire Discovered

2006-Jun-13, 04:02 AM
An international team of astronomers have discovered a massive gas ball hurtling through a distant galaxy cluster. This ball of gas is traveling more than 750 km/second (466 miles/second) through galaxy cluster Abell 3266. The enormous speed and pressure has heated the gas up to the point that it blazes in the X-ray spectrum. The discovery was made using ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray satellite.

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