Gravitational Lens Animation: Changing View – Light Bent by Foreground Cluster

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Duration: 15 seconds

The Lynx arc only became visible thanks to the gravitational magnification provided by the nearby cluster of galaxies. The huge mass hidden in the galaxy cluster magnifies and bends the light from the Lynx arc behind it.

Animated Answers, Gravitational Lensing, SD Video


ESA, Hubble European Space Agency Information Centre (M. Kornmesser and L.L. Christensen), and NASA

Publication: October 30, 2003

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