Gravitational Lensing Illustration
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Duration: 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.


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Astronomical, Dark Matter, Exotic, Galaxies, Galaxy Clusters, Gravitational Lensing, Hubble Telescope, Illustrative

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Credit: Frank Summers (STScI)

Publication: January 7, 2003


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