Mar
24
2011

Suzaku Shows Clearest Picture Yet of Perseus Galaxy Cluster

X-ray observations made by the Suzaku observatory provide the clearest picture to date of the size, mass and chemical content of a nearby cluster of galaxies. The study also provides the first direct evidence that million-degree gas clouds are tightly gathered in the cluster’s outskirts

Dec
08
2009

Suzaku Spies Treasure Trove of Intergalactic Metal

The most abundant elements in our Universe are hydrogen and helium, but these cosmic lightweights fill only two spots on the periodic table. Recently astronomers discovered the largest known reservoir of rare metals in the Universe.

May
28
2009

Suzaku Snaps First Complete X-ray View of a Galaxy Cluster

The joint Japan-U.S. Suzaku mission is providing new insight into how assemblages of thousands of galaxies pull themselves together. For the first time, Suzaku has detected X-ray-emitting gas at a cluster’s outskirts, where a billion-year plunge to the center begins.