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Galaxy Cluster Abell 1689

2017-12-08

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

Release Date: March 10, 2010 - Distant galaxy clusters mysteriously stream at a million miles per hour along a path roughly centered on the southern constellations Centaurus and Hydra. A new study led by Alexander Kashlinsky at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., tracks this collective motion -- dubbed the "dark flow" -- to twice the distance originally reported, out to more than 2.5 billion light-years.

Abell 1689, redshift 0.181.

Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio/ESA/L. Bradley/JHU

To learn more go to:

www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/releases/2010/10-023.html

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Details

  • Title: Galaxy Cluster Abell 1689
  • Date Created: 2017-12-08
  • Location: Greenbelt, MD
  • Rights: GSFC
  • Album: ayoung

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