Gravitational Lenses

These two objects represent a new distant class of quadruple, or cross-shaped, gravitational lenses which might eventually provide astronomers with a powerful new 'magnifying glass' for probing a variety of characteristics of the universe.

Credit:

Kavan Ratnatunga (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9543a
Type:Collage
Release date:18 October 1995, 05:00
Size:800 x 465 px

About the Object

Name:Medium Deep Survey
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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