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Chandra Image of the Perseus Cluster
Credit: NASA/IoA/A.Fabian et al.


The Mystery Machine

The Chandra X-ray Observatory is a devilishly clever machine which can look back in time and probe the dark, hidden mysteries of the Universe. Chandra has seen the unseen, probing the fall of the house of the Cas A supernova remnant, measuring the tell tale heart of the Crab Pulsar, and many other amazing things. Here we reprise probably the "scariest" of Chandra's observations, an image of the dark hot glowing demonic visage in the Perseus cluster of galaxies. The demon is the result of the "drumming" of a monster with a heart of darkness which has produced a banshee wail heard through the known Universe. Happy Halloween!


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Page Author: Dr. Michael F. Corcoran
Last modified Friday, 20-Apr-2012 15:23:12 EDT