Galaxy Cluster Abell 2218 - a Cosmic Magnifying Glass
Depicts: Abell 2218
Copyright: NASA, ESA, Andrew Fruchter (STScI), and the ERO team (STScI + ST-ECF)
Scanning the heavens for the first time since the successful December 1999 servicing mission, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has imaged a giant, cosmic magnifying glass, a massive cluster of galaxies called Abell 2218. This "hefty" cluster resides in the constellation Draco, some 2 billion light-years from Earth.
Last Update: 1 September 2019