Stripped Matter from Galaxies
(Ram Pressure Stripping)
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Stripped matter from galaxies moving through the cluster. The colours show the Fe abundance in the Intra-Cluster Medium (ICM). The cluster centre is the red region. In the centre the galaxies move faster and feel the higher density of the ICM, therefore the stripping efficiency here is particulary high.
 
Institute for Astrophysics, University of Innsbruck