Record-breaking Galaxy Cluster Discovered

September 2, 2016

COSMOS data across many different wavelengths, including X-ray, infrared and radio, has been used to set the record for the most distant galaxy cluster ever discovered. We may be seeing the cluster, named CL J1001+0220, just after it's formation and while it is in the process of a big 'baby-boom' of star formation. Read the full press release here. The paper was published in the Astrophysical Journal on August 30th and can be found here.

Below: A composite image of the cluster CL J1001+0220 in X-ray, infrared and radio.
Image credit - X-ray: NASA/CXC/Université Paris/T.Wang et al; Infrared: ESO/UltraVISTA; Radio: ESO/NAOJ/NRAO/ALMA

Cluster CL J1001