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Galaxy clusters Abell 222 and Abell 223
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- Title Galaxy clusters Abell 222 and Abell 223
- Released 06/05/2008 4:38 pm
- Copyright ESA/XMM-Newton/EPIC/ESO (J. Dietrich)/SRON (N. Werner)/MPE (A. Finoguenov)
Composite optical and X-ray image of galaxy clusters Abell 222 and Abell 223. The cluster pair is connected by a filament permeated by hot X-ray emitting gas.
The optical image was obtained by SuprimeCam at the Subaru telescope, the X-ray image showing the distribution of the diffuse hot gas (yellow to red) was obtained by XMM-Newton.