Galaxy Cluster Abell 2744: A Hubble Image Tour

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Duration: 4 minutes, 33 seconds

Abell 2744 is a cluster of galaxies 5 million light-years across and 3.5 billion light-years away. Its immense mass has warped space, magnifying and distorting light from galaxies beyond the cluster, and giving us a view into the universe as it existed more than 13 billion years ago.

Explore the science along with the scenery – Image Tours show Hubble pictures through an astronomer's eyes, pinpointing and explaining key features to add understanding to the joy of cosmic sightseeing.

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Astronomical, Exotic, Frontier Fields, Galaxies, Galaxy Clusters, Gravitational Lensing, Hubble Telescope, Survey

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Image: NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz, M. Mountain, A. Koekemoer, and the HFF Team (STScI)

Publication: December 5, 2017


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