By Khushi Pal
Published Mar 01, 2024

Hindustan Times
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Photo Credits: NASA

10 stunning photos of galaxy clusters captured by NASA

The US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) frequently shares breathtaking pictures of galaxy clusters. Here are 10 captivating pics of clusters shared by NASA.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this image which features a massive cluster of brightly glowing galaxies surrounded by hot gas.

This image taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures a spiral galaxy and a lenticular galaxy interacting with each other.

This stunning image shows a merging pair of galaxies located about 62 million light-years from Earth. It was captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

This image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows Stephan's Quintet, a visual grouping of five galaxies located in the constellation Pegasus.

Taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, this photo features the collision between four galaxy clusters. 

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this photo of two faint galaxies. The image shows a smiling face, formed due to an effect known as strong gravitational lensing.

This image captures the interaction between two galaxies, discovered in 1787 by British astronomer William Herschel. 

This beautiful image by Hubble Space Telescope features the NGC 1569 galaxy shining brightly due to the light being emitted from millions of newly formed young stars. 

This image features data collected from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory and Webb Telescope. It shows the Cartwheel Galaxy, which gets its unique shape due to a collision with a smaller galaxy.

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory captured this pic of the Perseus cluster, one of the largest-known galaxy clusters. The image shows thousands of galaxies enveloped in a cloud of superheated gas.