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X-ray, Radio & Optical Images of Abell 3411 and Abell 3412
Astronomers have discovered what happens when the eruption from a supermassive black hole is swept up by the collision and merger of two galaxy clusters. This composite image contains X-rays from Chandra, radio emission from the GMRT, and optical data from Subaru of the colliding galaxy clusters called Abell 3411 and Abell 3412. These and other telescopes were used to analyze how the combination of these two powerful phenomena can create an extraordinary cosmic particle accelerator.
(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/R. van Weeren et al; Optical: NAOJ/Subaru; Radio: NCRA/TIFR/GMRT)
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(Credit: Galaxy Cluster Merger: ESA; Black Hole: NASA/STScI/G.Bacon; Multiwavelength: NASA/CXC/SAO)

Abell 3411 and Abell 3412 (January 5, 2017)