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Bullet Cluster

(1E 6057-556)
(two galaxy clusters that are colliding)

The Bullet Cluster is a specific pair of galaxy clusters that are colliding with each other, which are 1.141 Gpc distant. The name actually refers to the smaller of the two. Studies of its gravitational lensing claim it shows signs of the collision's effect on their dark-matter distributions.


(galaxy cluster,gravitational lensing)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullet_Cluster
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
.2961.09Gpc3.55GlyBullet Cluster
Coordinates:Bullet Cluster
J065837.9-555700

Referenced by page:
dark matter

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