Astronomers construct most detailed galaxy cluster mass map yet

July 25, 2014 1:10 AM

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Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers used observations with unprecedented precision to map the mass distribution of a far-off galaxy cluster.

Observations from Hubble’s Frontier Fields observing program has allowed astronomers to map the mass distribution of a galaxy cluster with unmatched detail. The mass of the cluster, titled MCS J0416.1-2403, was plotted by studying its gravitational lensing effect on surrounding objects. Hubble’s Fro...

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