Galaxy 3C438

Galaxy 3C438

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Caption: Chandra's image of 3C438, the central galaxy within a massive cluster, reveals evidence for one of the most energetic events in the local Universe. An arc-like feature to the lower left in the cluster's hot gas is about 2 million light years long. Astrono.

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Keywords: 3c438, astronomy, black hole, chandra, chandra x-ray observatory, cluster, cosmology, galactic, galaxy, hot gas, massive cluster, nasa, satellite, science, space, sts-93, subrahmanyan chandrasekhar, supermassive black hole, x-ray cavity, xray

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