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Above and Beyond: Galaxy Cluster Abell 2744

This Hubble Space Telescope image of Abell 2744 is one of the deepest views ever captured of a cluster of galaxies.  
Credits

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Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach.
 
All images, illustrations, and videos courtesy of NASA except:
 
 
·       Gravitational lensing animations courtesy of G. Bacon & F. Summers (STScI) and NASA, ESA & L. Calçada
·       Taurus constellation drawing from Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia by Johannes Hevelius, courtesy of the United States Naval Observatory
·       Hubble orbit animation courtesy of G. Bacon (STScI)
·       Hubble Space Telescope slewing animation courtesy of ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)
·       Simulation of a lens passing over the Hubble Deep Field courtesy of ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)
·       Background star field courtesy of A. Feild (STScI)
·       Frontier Fields background star field images courtesy of the Digitized Sky Survey
·       Chandra spacecraft illustration courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corporation
·       Animation of the Hubble Space Telescope flying over Earth courtesy of ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser)
 
 
Written by Vanessa Thomas
Designed by Marc Lussier 
Music courtesy of Associated Production Music
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Text, Galaxy Cluster Abell 2744. Combining visible and infrared light, this Hubble Space Telescope image is one of the deepest views ever captured of a cluster of galaxies. 

The cluster, called Abell 2744, was the first observed during the Frontier Fields program. 

Thousands of magnified background galaxies appear in the image, including some that are among the faintest and most distant galaxies ever detected.