Galaxy cluster MACS J0416.1–2403 with dark matter map

This is a NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the galaxy cluster MACS J0416.1–2403. Shown in blue on the image is a map of the dark matter found within the cluster. This cluster was part of a study of 72 galaxy cluster collisions which determined that dark matter interacts with other dark matter even less than previously thought.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, D. Harvey (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland), R. Massey (Durham University, UK) and HST Frontier Fields

About the Image

Id:heic1506e
Type:Observation
Release date:26 March 2015, 19:00
Related releases:heic1506
Size:2245 x 2159 px

About the Object

Name:MACS J0416.1-2403
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Dark Matter
Constellation:Eridanus
Category:Cosmology

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Coordinates

Position (RA):4 16 8.74
Position (Dec):-24° 4' 28.28"
Field of view:3.37 x 3.24 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 23.2° left of vertical


Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
G
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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