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News Release 712 of 958

July 30, 1997 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1997-25

World's Most Powerful Telescopes Team Up With a Lens in Nature to Discover Farthest Galaxy in the Universe

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Image: A Close-Up of the Gravitationally-Lensed Image

A Close-Up of the Gravitationally-Lensed Image

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A close-up of the gravitationally-lensed image shows why astronomers are excited about this unique opportunity to study the distant galaxy's structure. The stretched-out image reveals tiny knots of vigorous starbirth activity. This provides a first detailed look at the early construction phase of a galaxy undergoing formation.

Object Name: CL1358+62

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: Marijn Franx (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Garth Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz) and NASA

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Montage Image: Galaxy Cluster Magnifies Light of More-Distant Galaxy Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated Galaxy Cluster Magnifies Light of More-Distant GalaxyPRC1997-25 Location of the Gravitationally Lensed Galaxy in the Cluster Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration Location of the Gravitationally Lensed Galaxy in the Cluster Corrected Image of the Gravitationally-Lensed Image Image Type: Astronomical Corrected Image of the Gravitationally-Lensed Image

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