Now detected: The biggest Bang since the Big Bang

Nasa: Image of an Galaxy Cluster

Nasa: Image of an Galaxy Cluster

Now on physics-astronomy.com: „The greatly intriguing collisions of galaxy clusters create some of the biggest bangs in the universe since the Big Bang. Galaxy clusters are massive, dynamic systems that continue to evolve and that are very interesting to observe and investigate.

Now, galaxy clusters pulled a new, bright act. The collision of two galaxy clusters, the two largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe, are creating the biggest bang in our universe since the Big Bang.

The two galaxy clusters are colliding at fascinating speeds to form an even bigger galaxy cluster, Abell 115 that lies approximately 2.4 billion light years from earth. This discovery greatly intrigued Jack Burns of the University of Colorado Boulder and his colleagues. The team believes that the two clusters flew past each other before, stripping each other of gas in the process.

The astonishing has already collision already began. The turbulent gases caught in the middle of the two clusters are currently being heated to approximately 300 million Fahrenheit which is equal to 167 million degrees Celsius. These temperatures are ten times hotter than the core of our sun. This discovery of such heated turbulent gases surprised Burns and his colleagues. (…)“

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