Gravitational lensing of distant star-forming galaxies (schematic)

This schematic image represents how light from a distant galaxy is distorted by the gravitational effects of a nearer foreground galaxy, which acts like a lens and makes the distant source appear distorted, but brighter, forming characteristic rings of light, known as Einstein rings. An analysis of the distortion has revealed that some of the distant star-forming galaxies are as bright as 40 trillion Suns, and have been magnified by the gravitational lens by up to 22 times.

Autorska prava:

ALMA (ESO/NRAO/NAOJ), L. Calçada (ESO), Y. Hezaveh et al.

O slici

Datum objavljivanja:13. mart 2013. 19:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1819, eso1313
Veličina:4000 x 2500 px

O objektu

Tip:Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Lensing

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