Gravitational Lensing Illustration

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Duration: 30 seconds

Simulation of a gravitational lens moving against a background field of galaxy. The gravity of the mass of the foreground object warps space. This bends the light of background galaxies making them appear distorted and brighter.

Dark Matter, Exotic, Galaxies, Galaxy Clusters, Gravitational Lensing, Hubble Telescope, Illustrative, Observations


Credit: Frank Summers (STScI)

Publication: January 7, 2003

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