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Gravitational Lens and Quasar PG1115+080

Gravitational Lens and Quasar PG1115+080

Depicts: PG1115+080
Copyright: Christopher D. Impey (University of Arizona)

In this NICMOS image, the four quasar images and the lens galaxy have been subtracted, revealing a nearly complete ring of infrared light. This ring is the stretched and amplified starlight of the galaxy that contains the quasar, some 8 billion light years away. (NASA/Space Telescope Science Institute).
Last Update: 1 September 2019
5-Dec-2023 15:44 UT

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