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Gravitational Lens 0038+4133

Gravitational Lens 0038+4133

Date: 18 February 2008
Satellite: Hubble
Depicts: Gravitational Lens 0038+4133
Copyright: Credit: NASA, ESA, C. Faure (Zentrum für Astronomie, University of Heidelberg) and J.P. Kneib (Laboratoire dAstrophysique de Marseille)

An Einstein ring can be seen in this image from the COSMOS project. An Einstein ring is a complete circle image of a background galaxy, which is formed when the background galaxy, a massive, foreground galaxy, and the Hubble Space Telescope are all aligned perfectly.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
28-Feb-2024 23:38 UT

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