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A Cosmic Intruder Grabbed Hot Gas From This Galaxy Group

by Elizabeth Howell November 18, 2013

So galaxy group NGC 5044 was just sitting quietly by itself a few million years ago when galaxy NGC 5054 decided to pass right through it. That close encounter finished long ago, but the ricochet is still visible in telescopes as astronomers spotted hot gas rippling through the host galaxy. Elizabeth Howell on Google+

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Hot Gas Bridge Discovered Connecting Galaxy Clusters

by Jason Major November 20, 2012

An “bridge” of hot gas stretches between galaxy clusters Abell 401 and Abell 399 It may not be good practice to burn bridges but this is one super-heated bridge that astronomers were happy to find: an enormous swath of hot gas connecting two galaxy clusters 10 million light-years apart, and nearly a billion light-years away. Jason […]

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