Hubble managed to capture strong gravitational lensing

Gravitational lensing - the deflection of the electromagnetic radiation of a distant object under the influence of

gravity of another massive object.For example, this is the distortion of the light of a distant galaxy by a black hole or a cluster of galaxies, like an ordinary lens. Depending on the location of a person relative to a massive body, which is in front of the background object and the object itself, he may see all sorts of distorted images: rings (as in the photo below), arches, or many images of the same object.

In some cases, through the lens, objectsappear brighter than they actually are. And this happens because the light diverging from the background object is focused by the lens object and falls into our direct line of sight. So gravitational lenses sometimes allow us to see objects that do not have a bright glow that we would never have noticed.

The new image from Hubble shows a closeThe galaxy cluster MACSJ0138.0-2155 helped fix a more distant galaxy, MRG-M0138. By the way, it has already run out of gas necessary for the formation of new stars, and it is 10 billion light years from Earth. Astronomers can use gravitational lensing as a natural magnifying glass, allowing them to examine even objects as distant as MRG-M0138, which even the Hubble cannot see in detail.

Read more

Explained how the universe is reflected near black holes

Mass poisoning and new versions of the death of civilization: how our knowledge about the Maya changed

UAE tests artificial precipitation technology in 50-degree heat

Facebook Notice for EU! You need to login to view and post FB Comments!