Gravitationally Lensed Image of Highest Redshift Galaxy
Copyright: Marijn Franx (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Garth Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), and NASA
A close-up of the gravitationally-lensed image shows why astronomers
are excited about this unique opportunity to study the distant galaxy's
structure. The stretched-out image reveals tiny knots of vigorous starbirth
activity. This provides a first detailed look at the early construction phase
of a galaxy undergoing formation.
Last Update: 1 September 2019