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Chandra X-Ray Observatory Finds Ghosts Of Eruption In Galaxy Cluster

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January 15, 2002
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"Ghostly" relics of an ancient eruption that tore through a cluster of galaxies were recently uncovered by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The discovery implies that galaxy clusters are the sites of enormously energetic and recurring explosions, and may provide an explanation why galaxy clusters behave like giant cosmic magnets.

"Ghostly" relics of an ancient eruption that tore through a cluster of galaxies were recently uncovered by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The discovery implies that galaxy clusters are the sites of enormously energetic and recurring explosions, and may provide an explanation why galaxy clusters behave like giant cosmic magnets.


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NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. (2002, January 15). Chandra X-Ray Observatory Finds Ghosts Of Eruption In Galaxy Cluster. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020109073653.htm
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. "Chandra X-Ray Observatory Finds Ghosts Of Eruption In Galaxy Cluster." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020109073653.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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