Fade through of galaxy cluster images

This video fades through NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images of six different galaxy clusters. The clusters were observed in a study of how dark matter in clusters of galaxies behaves when the clusters collide. 72 large cluster collisions were studied in total.

By finding that dark matter interacts even less than we thought, the team have successfully narrowed down the properties of dark matter.

The clusters shown here are, in order of appearance: MACS J0416.1–2403, MACS J0152.5-2852, MACS J0717.5+3745, Abell 370, Abell 2744 and ZwCl 1358+62


NASA, ESA, D. Harvey (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland), R. Massey (Durham University, UK), the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, ST-ECF, ESO, D. Coe (STScI), J. Merten (Heidelberg/Bologna), HST Frontier Fields, Harald Ebeling(University of Hawaii at Manoa), Jean-Paul Kneib (LAM)and Johan Richard (Caltech, USA)

Music: Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com)

About the Video

Release date:26 March 2015, 19:00
Related releases:heic1506
Duration:30 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Abell 2744, Abell 370, MACS J0152.5-2852, MACS J0416.1-2403, MACS J0717.5+3745, ZwCl 1358+62
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Dark Matter

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