January 11 - 17, 2016 Stargazer: Galaxy Cluster on the Edge of the Universe IDCS 1426

Jan 11, 2016

This week on Stargazer, in addition to hearing what we can look for in our dark island skies, it’s a trip literally to the edge of the universe as we know it. We'll hear about the newly discovered cluster of galaxies that utilized three NASA tools: the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Spitzer Space Telescope, to observe Galaxy Cluster IDCS 1426. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.  

Galaxy Cluster IDCS 1426 at the edge of the universe as we know it, including what researchers have called a ribbon of hot gas, seen in a combination of images to create a composite.
Credit X-ray: NASA/CXC/University of Bonn/G. Schellenberger et al; Optical: INT

Learn more at the official home page of Galaxy Cluster IDCS 1426.