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The massive galaxy cluster MACS J0717 Featured Space Print

The massive galaxy cluster MACS J0717

This composite image shows the massive galaxy cluster MACS J0717.5+3745 (MACS J0717, for short), where four separate galaxy clusters have been involved in a collision, the first time such a phenomenon has been documented. Hot gas is shown in an image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and galaxies are shown in an optical image from the Hubble Space Telescope. The hot gas is color-coded to show temperature, where the coolest gas is reddish purple, the hottest gas is blue, and the temperatures in between are purple. MACS J0717 is located about 5.4 billion light-years from Earth. It is one of the most complex galaxy clusters ever seen.
The repeated collisions in MACS J0717 are caused by a 13-million-light-year-long stream of galaxies, gas, and dark matter, known as a filament, pouring into a region already full of matter. A collision between the gas in two or more clusters causes the hot gas to slow down. However, the massive and compact galaxies do not slow down as much as the gas does, and so move ahead of it. Therefore, the speed and direction of each cluster's motion, perpendicular to the line of sight, can be estimated by studying the offset between the average position of the galaxies and the peak in the hot gas

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NGC 6559 is a rich colorful tapestry of diverse nebulosity in the constellation Sagittarius Featured Space Print

NGC 6559 is a rich colorful tapestry of diverse nebulosity in the constellation Sagittarius

NGC 6559 is a rich colorful tapestry of diverse nebulosity in the constellation Sagittarius. The glowing red cloud known as NGC 6559 has formed from the same molecular cloud that gave rise to its neighbor the Lagoon Nebula (M8). The region is awash in young stars, many of which are obscured by the overwhelming dust in the region. Within the nebula complex are several bright blue reflection clouds glowing by way of starlight reflected from innumerable microscopic dust particles enveloping the brighter stars. The two brightest reflection clouds are catalogued as NGC 6559 (south) and IC 1274 (north). The meandering channel of dark dust appearing etched into the background of bright emission is known as B 303. The small conspicuous patch of bright emission towards the southern edge of the complex is known as GN 18.06.6.01 and is likely a small superimposed HII region

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Self-portrait of Curiosity rover in Gale Crater on the surface of Mars Featured Space Print

Self-portrait of Curiosity rover in Gale Crater on the surface of Mars

On Sol 84 (Oct. 31, 2012), the Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture the set of thumbnail images stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait.
This self-portrait documents the state of the rover and allows mission engineers to track changes over time, such as dust accumulation and wheel wear. Due to its location on the end of the robotic arm, only MAHLI is able to image some parts of the rover, including port-side wheels.
The mosaic shows the rover at Rocknest, the spot in Gale Crater where the mission's first scoop sampling took place. Scoop scars can be seen in the regolith in front of the rover. A portion of Mount Sharp appears on the right side. Mountains in the background to the left are the northern wall of Gale Crater

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