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Hubble image showcases cluster with mass of three million billion suns

Hubble image showcases cluster with mass of three million billion suns

Science
Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows what the mass of three million billion suns looks like. The image, shared Tuesday by NASA, features ACT-CLJ0102-4915, a massive cluster known as El Gordo -- Spanish for "The Fat One."El Gordo is the biggest, brightest and hottest galaxy cluster found in the distant universe. It's located 7 billion light-years from Earth.As revealed by a trio of telescopes in 2012, including NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, El Gordo is actually the product of two galaxy clusters, which are in the millions-of-years-long process of colliding.The formation and evolution of galaxy clusters is thought be heavily influenced by dark matter. The study of galaxy clusters can help astrophysicists better understand dark matter and dark energy."...
Collision of giant galaxy clusters yields colorful image

Collision of giant galaxy clusters yields colorful image

Science
Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A new image released by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory showcases the intense radio emissions triggered by the collision of several giant galaxy clusters.The cosmic collision triggered shockwaves and released massive amounts of energy, heating up gas and dust across a region of space several million light-years wide.The massive galaxy cluster is named Abell 2744, or Pandora's Cluster. It's located 4 billion light-years from Earth.The newly released image is a composite of observations made by several instruments. Scientists combined new data collected by the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array with older data recorded by NASA's Chandra X-ray observatory.The renderings of Abell 2744's radio wave and X-ray emissions are overlaid on a visible...
ESA scientists piece together last image captured by Rosetta probe

ESA scientists piece together last image captured by Rosetta probe

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Sept. 28 (UPI) -- European Space Agency scientists have pieced together one final image from the Rosetta probe's last telemetry packets, collected right before the craft crash landed on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.Roughly a year ago, Rosetta attempted to land on the snowman-shaped comet. The landing didn't go as smoothly as hoped, but the probe collected a wealth of data and images before it tumbled into a sunless crater.Until recently, scientists thought they'd already seen Rosetta's last image, but while parsing the probe's last bits of data, ESA researchers found a few remaining telemetry packets. Scientists were able to piece the data fragments into one last snapshot of Comet 67P."The last complete image transmitted from Rosetta was the final one that we saw arriving...
9 male celebrities who've opened up about body image

9 male celebrities who've opened up about body image

Entertainment
Noel Fielding told the Sunday Times earlier this week that he "can't put on weight" because he gets more work when he's thinner.He later clarified his comments but the new Great British Bake Off host had lifted the lid on a big issue.The beauty standards imposed on women in media are nothing new, but the experiences of their male counterparts have often been overlooked.In recent years, more male stars have spoken out about their struggles.This week, Blue singer and stage actor Antony Costa spoke about the fat-shaming abuse he faced on social media and explained the pressures of showbusiness."Me as a bloke being in this business, it's hard because you've got to keep up with the Joneses, you've got to been seen to have the six pack." he told ITV's Lorraine. In a 2016 survey of more than 1,00...
Hubble captures image of 'hidden galaxy'

Hubble captures image of 'hidden galaxy'

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July 7 (UPI) -- The Hubble Space Telescope captured the IC 342, a challenging space target due to its thick glowing gas, dark, bright stars and obscuring dust.The IC 342, also known as the Hidden Galaxy, sits near the equator in the Milky Way's galactic disk, where the haze of glowing cosmic gas, dark, obscuring dust and bright stars was captured in an image released by NASA on Friday.Scientists had to look through a large amount of material contained within our own galaxy to view the intricate spiral structure of IC 342.IC 342 gets its name of the Hidden Galaxy because of difficulty viewing it, and it would be among the brightest galaxies in the sky if it wasn't obscured by cosmic dust.The very active galaxy is a mixture of hot, blue star-forming regions, redder, cooler regions of gas, an...