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New Gravitational Lenses in the Distant Universe

New Gravitational Lenses in the Distant Universe

Date: 18 February 2008
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Gravitational Lens
Copyright: Credit: NASA, ESA, C. Faure (Zentrum für Astronomie, University of Heidelberg) and J.P. Kneib (Laboratoire dAstrophysique de Marseille)

In this image, six examples of the rich diversity of 67 strong gravitational lenses found in the COSMOS survey. The lenses were discovered in a recently completed, large set of observations as part of a project to survey a single 1.6-square-degree field of sky (nine times the area of the full Moon) with several space-based and Earth-based observatories.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
30-Nov-2023 00:51 UT

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