Schematic of strong gravitational lensing

This animation shows the phenomenon of strong gravitational lensing. This effect caused the supernova iPTF16geu to appear 50 times brighter than under normal circumstances and to be visible on the sky four times.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, L. Calçada

About the Video

Id:heic1710a
Release date:20 April 2017, 20:00
Related releases:heic1710
Duration:20 s

About the Object

Name:iPTF16geu
Type:Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
Category:Cosmology
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