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February 2, 2012 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-08

Hubble Zooms in on a Magnified Galaxy

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Image: Gravitational Lens Forms Giant Arc

Gravitational Lens Forms Giant Arc Artist's Concept

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This illustration shows how an image of a background galaxy is distorted and magnified by the gravitational field of a foreground galaxy. In this alignment gravity acts as a lens in space by warping space like a funhouse mirror. The image of a distant galaxy is stretched into a giant arc.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)

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