Small-Scale Concentrations of Dark Matter (Artist’s Impression)

This artist’s impression represents small-scale concentrations of dark matter in the galaxy cluster MACSJ 1206. Astronomers measured the amount of gravitational lensing caused by this cluster to produce a detailed map of the distribution of dark matter in it.

Dark matter is the invisible glue that keeps stars bound together inside a galaxy and makes up the bulk of the matter in the Universe.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:heic2016c
Type:Artwork
Release date:10 September 2020, 20:00
Related releases:heic2016
Size:1752 x 1252 px

About the Object

Name:MACS J1206.2-0847, MACSJ1206.2-0847
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Early Universe : Cosmology
Category:Cosmology
Galaxies

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