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Galaxy Cluster MS0735.6+7421

MS0735.6+7421 is a distant galaxy cluster with several dozens of galaxies. In the nucleus of the bright central galaxy (see image center) sits a supermassive black hole with nearly a billion solar masses. It ejects two long jets almost with light speed. These emit radio waves (red). The surrounding gas between the galaxies is extremely hot and emits X-rays (blue).

Constellation: Camelopardalis
Distance: 2.6 billion light-years
Visual magnitude: 17.70

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11/03/2006

    MS0735.6+7421
Composite Image:
X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. Waterloo/B.McNamara
Optical: NASA/ESA/STScI/Univ. Waterloo/B.McNamara
Radio: NRAO/Ohio Univ./L.Birzan et al.

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