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Atacama Cosmology Telescope Shadows and Optical Telescope Images

Caption: Four Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) images of cosmic background radiation, top row, with dark blue colors indicating "shadows" cast by galaxy clusters. Below, four optical images of the galaxy clusters, with white contour lines corresponding to the cosmic background radiation intensity levels in the ACT images.

Credit: top row: Tobias Marriage, Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University. Bottom matrix: Felipe Menanteau, Rutgers University

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