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Infrared image of the galaxy Abell 2667
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- Title Infrared image of the galaxy Abell 2667
- Released 06/03/2007 5:16 pm
- Copyright NASA, Spitzer Space Telescope
This infrared image was taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and shows a part of the galaxy cluster Abell 2667.
The 'Comet Galaxy' is the bright red object seen to the left of the cluster centre. Also seen in the image is a rare giant infrared arc. The banana-shaped arc corresponds to the magnified and distorted image of a distant galaxy that lies behind the cluster’s core.