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Collision of giant galaxy clusters yields colorful image

Collision of giant galaxy clusters yields colorful image

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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...