More than Meets the Eye: Complete Imaging of Cluster Collision

Image credit: PI Nobuhiro Okabe; Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan/HSC-SSP collaboration; National Science Foundation/Green Bank Observatory/Green Bank Telescope; European Space Agency/XMM-Newton/XXL survey consortium.

An international team of astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in Green Bank, West Virginia, has captured a snapshot of a giant cosmic collision. This composite image was created using radio, X-ray, and optical data collected with the MUSTANG-2 receiver on the GBT, the European Science Agency’s (ESA) XMM-Newton Satellite, and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan’s (NAOJ) Subaru Telescope in Hawaii.

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The Green Bank Telescope Snaps New Hot Photos of the Moon

high resolution image of the moon. MUSTANG image
Portion of the high resolution image of the Moon surface made by the MUSTANG-2 radio camera.

This unusual view of the Moon, made with the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), shows the glow from the Moon’s heat revealing features undetectable to an ordinary telescope that sees only reflected light.

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