The cluster is located some 7 billion light years away from Earth. Observations were made using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the NSF funded Atacama Cosmology Telescope in Chile. The galaxy cluster known as ACT-CL J0102-4915 has been nicknamed "El Gordo" (meaning "the big one" in Spanish) by the researchers who discovered it.
Read more about this discovery:
- Rutgers Research Highlights
- European Southern Observatory official press release
- NASA/Chandra official press release
- BBC News
- Daily Mail (UK)
- CBC News
- Earth & Sky
- Interview on NPR's "All things considered"