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Abell S1063, the final frontier

Abell S1063, the final frontier

Date: 21 July 2016
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Abell S1063
Copyright: NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz (STScI)

Abell S1063, a galaxy cluster, was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope as part of the Frontier Fields programme. The huge mass of the cluster acts as a cosmic magnifying glass and enlarges even more distant galaxies, so they become bright enough for Hubble to see.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Apr-2024 20:41 UT

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