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Infrared Image of Galaxy Cluster Abell 2667

Infrared Image of Galaxy Cluster Abell 2667


Date: 05 March 2007
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Abell 2667
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.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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