NASA WEB ·Perseus Cluster: Mysterious X-ray Signal Intrigues Astronomers
Perseus Cluster: Mysterious X-ray Signal Intrigues Astronomers
A mysterious signal has been seen in X-ray data from a study of over 70 galaxy clusters with Chandra and XMM-Newton. This spike of intensity at a specific wavelength of X-ray light has several intriguing explanations, and more data and investigation will be needed to confirm both the signal's existence and nature.
This image shows a new view of the Perseus cluster, one of the galaxy clusters included in the new study. Learn