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

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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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