Hubble's Top Ten Gravitational Lenses
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope serendipitous survey of the sky has uncovered exotic patterns, rings, arcs and crosses that are all optical mirages produced by a gravitational lens, nature's equivalent of having giant magnifying glass in space.
Shown are the top 10 lens candidates uncovered in the deepest 100 Hubble fields. Hubble's sensitivity and high resolution allow it to see faint and distant lenses that cannot be detected with ground-based telescopes whose images are blurred by Earth's atmosphere.
About the Image
|Release date:||13 May 1999, 06:00|
|Size:||1200 x 956 px|
About the Object
|Name:||HST 01247+0352, HST 01248+0351, HST 12368+6212, HST 12531-2914, HST 14164+5215, HST 14176+5226, HST 15433+5352, HST 16302+8230, HST 16309+8230, HST 18078+4600|
|Type:||• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed|
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Colours & filters
|606 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|814 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|