The Evolving Universe

Smithsonian Institution

Bullet Cluster • 1E0657-56

Bullet image

Credit: NASA/CXC/CfA,STScI,U.Az

Observers: Maxim Markevitch, D. Clowe

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  • Distance from Earth: 3.3 billion light years
  • Size: 3 million light years
  • Telescope: Chandra, Magellan
  • Light: X-ray (pink), Visible (white, orange)