Nasa's 'Halloween Nebula' Is Screaming For Your Soul, In Space


Are you carving your Halloween pumpkin and looking for inspiration?

Well, just look up.

This picture was published by Nasa back in 2000, and shows the Perseus Cluster doing a fine impression of a flaming, screaming skull:

The image was taken by the Chandra Observatory using x-rays. It shows the Perseus cluster - one of the largest objects in the visible universe. Containing thousands of galaxies, the cluster is a cloud of very hot gas more than 50 million C in temperature, which is located a pleasantly-distant 320 million light years from Earth.

The bubbles that form the 'eyes' in the picture are areas clustered around a massive black hole in the centre, while the not is probably the 'shadow' of a galaxy in front of the cluster.

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