Gravitational lensing of distant quasar

This animation depicts how the mass of a galaxy is bending the light of a much more distant quasar through gravitational lensing. This way the quasar appear three times larger and 50 times brighter on the night sky.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, L. Calçada

About the Video

Id:heic1902b
Release date:9 January 2019, 23:15
Related releases:heic1902
Duration:20 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:J043947.08+163415.7
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Category:Cosmology

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