Boomerang-Shaped Galaxy Reveals Clues to Colossal Clusters

Boomerang-Shaped Galaxy Reveals Clues to Colossal Clusters
Astronomers have detected a strange, boomerang-shaped galaxy that reveals new details about the gas "filaments" connecting massive galaxy clusters. In this diagram, galaxies in a giant cluster are seen as dots. The hot gas filling the cluster and filament is shown in purple. The odd, bent galaxy is shown in the inset. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech [Full Story])

Astronomers have

The boomerang-shaped

In the new study,


A strangely bent

The newfound galaxy

The new bent galaxy


These jets have

Edwards and her colleagues noticed

By measuring the angle of the bent lobes, the team

The density inside

Edwards and her


In general, galaxies

Clusters and

Over time, the clumps and threads of this

Much of this gas is

But the X-ray-emitting gas in filaments is much more

The technique used by Edwards and her colleagues, which uses radio frequencies that can reach a host of ground-based

Knowing how much material

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