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Does the Gas in Galaxy Clusters Flow Like Honey?

18 Jun 2019, 18:20 UTC
Does the Gas in Galaxy Clusters Flow Like Honey? X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Chicago, I. Zhuravleva et al, Optical: SDSS

We have seen intricate patterns that milk makes in coffee and much smoother ones that honey makes when stirred with a spoon. Which of these cases best describes the behavior of the hot gas in galaxy clusters? By answering this question, a new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has deepened our understanding of galaxy clusters, the largest structures in the Universe held together by gravity.

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