NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope imaged a cosmic leviathan

It is always fascinating to see how the Hubble Space Telescope captures fascinating images of space and galaxies millions and billions of light-years away. Space agencies with such powerful instruments can uncover many mysteries beyond our common understanding and comprehension. Once again, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of a massive cosmic leviathan – the Abel 3322 galaxy cluster. Along with the cluster, the telescope was also able to show the galaxy 2MASX J05101744-4519179 in the same image.

About Abel 3322

According to NASA Report, A cosmic cluster named Abel 3322 was captured by ESA/ Hubble and NASA. It is said to be 2.6 billion light-years from Earth in the constellation Pictor. In the picture, we can see the majesty of the universe and the amount of light each object produces from such a distance is something we should pay attention to.

NASA revealed that the cluster’s qualities, which could be called a cosmic leviathan, are extremely luminous at X-ray wavelengths. These X-ray wavelengths are visible to the naked eye, however, beyond the reach of humans with instruments such as the Hubble Space Telescope.

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NASA further explains, „Observing galaxies like Abell 3322 can improve our understanding of the evolution and interactions of dark and luminous matter in galaxies.”

The image was captured with the help of both Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera instruments. Each camera has the potential to unravel the mysteries of the night sky and help researchers gain deeper data with each new discovery. Infrared, visible light and UV are all covered by WFC3. ACS, on the other hand, focuses on visible light and lacks the wide coverage of WFC3.

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About the Hubble Space Telescope

According to NASA Report, Hubble is a space observatory launched in 1990 to study the universe. Over the years, telescopes have contributed to space exploration and revealed its mysteries in astonishing ways.

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