A Gravitationally Lensed Quasar

A Gravitationally Lensed Quasar

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News release ID: STScI-2006-23
Release Date: May 23, 2006
Image Use: Copyright
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The gravity of a galaxy cluster called SDSS J1004+4112 warps and magnifies the light from a distant quasar. Light from the quasar, the bright core of a galaxy fed by a black hole, appears in the center of this image and four other locations around it. Other distant galaxies appear as arcs.

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ESA, NASA, K. Sharon (Tel Aviv University) and E. Ofek (Caltech)