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Hubble finds an Einstein ring

Post by Dragon on Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:01 pm


Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; Acknowledgment: Judy Schmidt

This image is packed full of galaxies! A keen eye can spot exquisite elliptical galaxies and spectacular spirals, seen at various orientations: edge-on with the plane of the galaxy visible, face-on to show off magnificent spiral arms, and everything in between.

With the charming name of SDSS J0146-0929, this is a galaxy cluster—a monstrous collection of hundreds of galaxies all shackled together in the unyielding grip of gravity. The mass of this galaxy cluster is large enough to severely distort the space-time around it, creating the odd, looping curves that almost encircle the center of the cluster.

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Post by Dragon on Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:02 pm



NASA on Friday shared a remarkable image of a galaxy cluster.

 
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