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May 13, 1999 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1999-18

Natural Lenses in Space Stretch Hubble's View of the Universe


Image: HST 14176+5226

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HST 14176+5226 is the first, and brightest lens system discovered in 1995 with the Hubble telescope. This lens candidate has now been confirmed spectroscopically using large ground-based telescopes. The elliptical lensing galaxy is located 7 billion light-years away, and the lensed quasar is about 11 billion light-years distant.

Object Name: HST 14176+5226

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: Kavan Ratnatunga (Carnegie Mellon Univ.) and NASA


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