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News Release 657 of 951

October 26, 1998 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-37

New Research That Uses Gravitationally Lensed Quasars to Measure Universe is Good News, Bad News for Cosmologists

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Image: A Stretched Ring of Galactic Light from Quasar PG1115+080 in Infrared

A Stretched Ring of Galactic Light from Quasar PG1115+080 in Infrared

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In this NICMOS image, the four quasar images and the lens galaxy have been subtracted, revealing a nearly complete ring of infrared light.

Object Name: PG1115+080

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: Christopher D. Impey (University of Arizona)

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The above image is part of a montage:

Montage Image: Split, Distorted Light From Quasar PG1115+080 (left) and a Stretched Ring of Galactic Light (right) Image Type: Astronomical/Annotated Split, Distorted Light From Quasar PG1115+080 (left) and a Stretched Ring of Galactic Light (right)PRC1998-37 Split, Distorted Light from Quasar PG1115+080 in Infrared Image Type: Astronomical Split, Distorted Light from Quasar PG1115+080 in Infrared

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