Gravitational Lensing Illustration

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Duration: 30 seconds

Simulation of a gravitational lens moving across the Baltimore City skyline. The lens is produced by a compact and massive object, which bends space around it. This distorts light coming from any object behind the lens. The simulation shows how the lens distorts the background buildings.

Dark Matter, Gravitational Lensing, HD Video, Scientific Visualizations


Frank Summers (STScI)

Publication: January 7, 2003

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