Gravitational Lens and Quasar PG 1115+080

Astronomers who are using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) to observe the Gravitational Lensing of light from distant quasars have discovered new evidence about the rate at which the universe is expanding.

Credit:

Christopher D. Impey (University of Arizona)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9837a
Type:Collage
Release date:26 October 1998, 06:00
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:PG 1115+080, QSO B1115+0802
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos
Distance:z=1.753 (redshift)

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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