Telescopes Unveil View Of Remote, Massive Galaxy Cluster

These images, taken by three different telescopes, show the distant, hefty galaxy cluster MS1054-0321, containing thousands of galaxies and trillions of stars. Weighing the equivalent of several thousand of our Milky Ways, the cluster is 8 billion light-years from Earth.

Credit:

Megan Donahue (STScI), Isabella Gioia (Univ. of Hawaii), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9826a
Type:Collage
Release date:19 August 1998, 06:00
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:MS1054-0321
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Supercluster
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:z=0.823 (redshift)

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
X-ray Other
Infrared
Near-IR
800 nm Other

Notes: The right image is from the Hubble Space Telescope. The left image was captured by the 88-inch telescope at the University of Hawaii, with blue X-ray data from the Rosat satellite.


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