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January 7, 2003 12:20 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-01

Biggest 'Zoom Lens' in Space Takes Hubble Deeper into the Universe

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Video: Gravitational Lensing Illustration

Running Time: 30 seconds

Simulation of a gravitational lens moving against a background field of galaxy. The gravity of the mass of the foreground object warps space. This bends the light of background galaxies making them appear distorted and brighter.

Credit: Frank Summers (STScI)


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