Abell 222/223
  with X-ray filament

Composite optical/X-ray image of two clusters of galaxies Abell 222 and Abell 223. The two clusters are connected by a filament of hot, low-density gas. The optical image was obtained by SuprimeCam at the Subaru telescope, and the X-ray image showing the distribution of the diffuse hot gas (red to yellow) was obtained by XMM-Newton.

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