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Image of the Day: January 2012

Just Like Ringing Abell

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum

Tuesday, January 31, 2012: Galaxy cluster Abell 1553 contains thousands of galaxies. Clusters of galaxies represent the largest compact structures in the universe. This galaxy cluster contains three large substructures, each centering on a giant elliptical galaxy.

— Tom Chao

Image of the Day Archives

NASA, ESA and Orsola De Marco (Macquarie University)

For older Image of the Day pictures, please visit the Image of the Day archives. Pictured: NGC 2467.

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