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Gravitationally Lensed Image of Highest Redshift Galaxy

Gravitationally Lensed Image of Highest Redshift Galaxy

Depicts: CL1358+62
Copyright: Marijn Franx (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Garth Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), and NASA

A NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the galaxy cluster CL1358+62 has uncovered a gravitationally-lensed image of a more distant galaxy located far beyond the cluster. The gravitationally-lensed image appears as a red crescent to the lower right of center. The galaxy's image is brightened, magnified, and smeared into an arc-shape by the gravitational influence of the intervening galaxy cluster, which acts like a gigantic lens.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-May-2024 03:08 UT

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