Galaxy cluster MACS J2129-0741 and lensed galaxy MACS2129-1

Acting as a natural telescope in space, the gravity of the extremely massive foreground galaxy cluster MACS J2129-0741 magnifies, brightens, and distorts the far-distant background galaxy MACS2129-1, shown in the top box.

The middle box is a blown-up view of the gravitationally lensed galaxy. The bottom box displays a reconstructed image, based on modeling, that shows what the galaxy would look like if the galaxy cluster were not present. The galaxy appears red because it is so distant that its light is shifted into the red part of the spectrum.

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Credit:

NASA, ESA, STScI, and Sune Toft (Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Inst., Univ. of Copenhagen)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo1726a
Type:Collage
Release date:22 June 2017, 12:13
Size:3528 x 2822 px

About the Object

Name:MACS2129-1, MACS J2129-0741
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Lensing
Category:Cosmology
Galaxies

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BandWavelengthTelescope
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B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
g
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
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625 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
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775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
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814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
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850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
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1.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
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1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
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1.25 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
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1.4 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
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1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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