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Sunburst Arc 2

Sunburst Arc 2

Date: 07 November 2019
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: PSZ1 G311.65-18.48
Copyright: ESA/Hubble, NASA, Rivera-Thorsen et al., CC BY 4.0

This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows one of four arcs formed of the light from the galaxy nicknamed the Sunburst Arc. Created by strong gravitational lensing, this bright arc of light consists of at least four copies of the image of a single galaxy. The lensed galaxy is about 11 billion light-years away.

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Last Update: 8 November 2019
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