APOD: X-Rays from the Perseus Cluster Core (2005 Dec 08)

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GDol
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APOD: X-Rays from the Perseus Cluster Core (2005 Dec 08)

Post by GDol » Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:28 am

Please help me. Is the distance quoted in the article from edge to edge of the given photo, or is it from some other parameter?

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap051208.html

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Post by craterchains » Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:48 am

QUOTE "Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:28 am Post subject: X-Rays from the Perseus Cluster Core

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Please help me. Is the distance quoted in the article from edge to edge of the given photo, or is it from some other parameter? "
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QUOTE from article.
" This deep Chandra Observatory x-ray image spans about 300,000 light-years across the galaxy cluster core."


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