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Lensed quasar

Lensed quasar

Date: 25 January 2017
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: RXJ1131-1231
Copyright: ESA/Hubble, NASA, Suyu et al.

RXJ1131-1231 is among the five best lensed quasars discovered to date. The foreground galaxy smears the image of the background quasar into a bright arc (left) and creates a total of four images – three of which can be seen within the arc.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
3-Mar-2024 15:40 UT

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