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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

X-ray Glow of the 100-million-degree Fahrenheit Gas

Caption: This image from the Japanese Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics shows the X-ray glow of the 100-million-degree Fahrenheit gas that fills the Perseus cluster. The white box indicates the area explored by the Suzaku X-ray telescope to detect chromium and manganese. The image is about two degrees wide, or four times the apparent width of a full moon.

Credit: JAXA

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