Simulations of gas sloshing in galaxy cluster Abell 2052

@article{Machado2014SimulationsOG,
  title={Simulations of gas sloshing in galaxy cluster Abell 2052},
  author={Rubens E G Machado and Gastao Bierrenbach Lima Neto},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={447},
  pages={2915-2924}
}
  • R. MachadoG. L. Neto
  • Published 15 December 2014
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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