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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 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
3-Dec-2021 19:57 UT

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