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Gravitational Lensing of A Distant Quasar | European Space Agency/Hubble

Gravitational Lensing of A Distant Quasar | European Space Agency/Hubble

This animation depicts how the mass of a galaxy is bending the light of a much more distant quasar through gravitational lensing. This way the quasar appear three times larger and 50 times brighter on the night sky.

Example Quasar's Name: J043947.08+163415.7


Credit: European Space Agency (ESA)/Hubble, L. Cal├žada

Duration: 20 seconds

Release Date: January 9, 2019


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