Visible-Light Image of Galaxy Cluster MS 0735

This image of galaxy cluster MS 0735.6+7421 was taken with NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in February 2006. The Advanced Camera for Surveys image shows dozens of galaxies bound together by gravity. Diffuse, hot gas with a temperature of nearly 50 million degrees permeates the space between the galaxies. A supermassive black hole weighing nearly a billion times the mass of our Sun lurks in the nucleus of the bright central galaxy.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and B. McNamara (University of Waterloo and Ohio University)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0651d
Type:Observation
Release date:2 November 2006, 19:00
Size:5478 x 5494 px

About the Object

Name:MS 0735.6+742
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:z=0.216 (redshift)

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BandTelescope
Optical Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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