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Hubble captures clusters in galaxies of all shapes and sizes

Cluster ACOS295 captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credits: ESA / Hubble & NASA, F. Pacaud, D. Coe

This packed ESA / Hubble Picture of the Week introduces the cluster of galaxies ACO S 295, as well as a crowd of galaxies in the background and stars in the foreground. In this image, galaxies of all shapes and sizes are present, from stately swirls to fuzzy ovals. This galaxy menagerie boasts not only different sizes, but also different orientations. Spiral galaxies, such as the one in the center of this image, appear almost forward, and some spiral galaxies appear only as faint fragments of light.

Clusters dominate the center of this image, both visually and physically. Huge clusters of galaxies cover the background galaxies with gravitational lenses, distorting and smearing their shapes. In addition to providing astronomers with a natural magnifying glass for studying distant galaxies, gravitational lenses subtly surround the center of this image, creating a visually striking scene.



Hubble captures clusters in galaxies of all shapes and sizes

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