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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

Artist's Concept Running Time: 30 seconds

Simulation of a gravitational lens moving across the Baltimore City skyline. The lens is produced by a compact and massive object, which bends space around it. This distorts light coming from any object behind the lens. The simulation shows how the lens distorts the background buildings.

Credit: Frank Summers (STScI)


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