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A giant wave of hot gas, spanning some 200,000 light-years, has been found in the nearby Perseus galaxy cluster by our Chandra X-ray Observatory. The wave is about twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy and thought to have formed billions of years ago. Observations from Chandra, coupled with a computer simulation, shows the gravitational disturbance resulting from the distant flyby of a galaxy cluster about a tenth the mass of the Perseus cluster. The event causes cooler gas at the heart of the Perseus cluster to form a vast expanding spiral, which ultimately forms giant waves lasting hundreds of millions of years at its periphery. Merger events like this are thought to occur as often as every three to four billion years in clusters like Perseus.

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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eevocativee
eevocativee : Spiral outt, keep goinnggg
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
anmol.maurya.7087
anmol.maurya.7087 : A we some
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
_surpal_sisodiya_
_surpal_sisodiya_ : Nice
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
staudinger.n
staudinger.n : Incredible 😀😍
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
zaktirdp
zaktirdp : why we love space ❤❤
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
elitechemist
elitechemist : :O
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
vinz.ethan
vinz.ethan : Seems like heartbeats....😍😍
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
theandressaurus
theandressaurus :
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
dianasty.x
dianasty.x : It's so Beautiful 😊
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
ninasu_9
ninasu_9 : I want com to nasa but what way? با کلی نوآوری و اختراع و تحصیل چند رشته طرد شدیم چون تفاوت ها خیلی زیاده بین اندیشه های در حال زندگی...اگه هم نشد راهی میسازیم تا علم شکوفایی خودش رو حفظ کنه...دیدن پیشرفت علم درجهان خیلی زیباست♡♡♥♥♥
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
der_hunter15
der_hunter15 : Cool
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
yihwenliao
yihwenliao :
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
sevketkum
sevketkum : Dusuncelerimin derinliğinde olan akıllara dinginlik veren bir karmik dusunce
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
hacamat_abla
hacamat_abla : 👏👏
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
ramirezramosj
ramirezramosj : 👏👏
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
elimurillo
elimurillo :
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
davspaceman
davspaceman : Woooo💥
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
antonio.lopezgarcia.775823
antonio.lopezgarcia.775823 : Es increible nuestro universo
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
sarkarsulagna30
sarkarsulagna30 : Waaooooo amazing .....
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
bindizphotography
bindizphotography : Beautiful!!! Look like a rose 🌹
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
knittingen83
knittingen83 : spiral?
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
nuryahsii
nuryahsii : To think of it as covering everything but its covering you
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
b1149722739
b1149722739 : 呵呵
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
instantguns
instantguns : Fattar du hur stort det är..? Och det är... GAS
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
arec237
arec237 : space is weird
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
instantguns
instantguns : Kolla mätstickan längst ner på bilden.. Really fecking weird!!
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
demirbagzehra
demirbagzehra : 💥🔥☄️
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
priyeshhhh
priyeshhhh : Can u guys see symbol of Om there?
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
ridwan_ask
ridwan_ask : Why does such a know, is nasa ever there?
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
jefri_0729
jefri_0729 : Foollback
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
jefri_0729
jefri_0729 : Go follow
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
rrppluisaraya
rrppluisaraya : 😲 😮
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
randasyahmaulana
randasyahmaulana : What is that??
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
abbas.shokouhi41
abbas.shokouhi41 : شگفت انگیز
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
gummi.chan
gummi.chan : It's so beautiful! 😊
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
gummi.chan
gummi.chan : Our universe is just so beautiful and colourful. With new born stars, planets, dwarf planets, asteroids, moons and many other things that are mystery to the humans
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
str8outttacompton
str8outttacompton :
Jan 1, 1970 0:00 am
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