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Hubble's view on lensing galaxy

Hubble's view on lensing galaxy

Date: 20 April 2017
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Lensed supernova iPTF16geu
Copyright: ESA/Hubble, NASA

The galaxy SDSS J210415.89-062024.7 is located 2.5 billion light years away. It acted as a lens for a supernova at an even greater distance, creating four distinct images of the explosion – an effect created by strong gravitational lensing.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
21-Apr-2024 18:51 UT

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