Shock waves through the cos­mos

CHAN­DRA X-RAY OB­SER­VA­TORY, LOFAR, SLOAN DIG­I­TAL SKY SUR­VEY, 15 NOVEM­BER 2018

Sky at Night Magazine - - EYE ON THE SKY -

Data from three tele­scopes com­bined to pro­duce this im­age, show­ing col­li­sion on a grand scale. Abell 1033 is an ob­ject con­sist­ing of two galaxy clus­ters smash­ing into one an­other. Shock waves from the crash are col­lid­ing with jets of par­ti­cles, seen here in blue, that are be­ing ejected by a su­per­mas­sive black hole at close to the speed of light. Stud­ies sug­gest elec­trons in the jet on the left have been reen­er­gised by the shock waves rip­pling through them.

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