Latest Gravitational lensing Stories
Astronomers studying a new image of the massive galaxy cluster Abell 1689 have revealed the largest known population of globular clusters to date, NASA reported on Thursday.
Astronomers said at a Royal Astronomical Society Meeting in St Andrews, Scotland on Monday that they have found a new way to map out quasars.
Researchers at have discovered the first ever Type Ia supernova (SNIa), extraordinarily magnified by a gravitational lens.
In a course of studying young galaxies at a distance of 11.6 billion light years from Earth, a team of astronomers noticed a strangely shaped galaxy that looks like a "magatama", an ancient, comma-shaped Japanese amulet made of stone.
A 1970s classic video game character has photo-bombed a Hubble Space Telescope picture of the Abell 68 galaxy cluster, thanks to a technique known as "gravitational lensing."
Astronomers using simulations were able to catch the Large Magellanic Cloud in the act of stealing stars away from its neighbor, the Small Magellanic Cloud.
Astronomers were able to beat the odds by observing gravitational lensing taking place at 10 billion light-years away from Earth.
In space, it sometimes happens that two galaxies are aligned in just the right way that the closer galaxy distorts and magnifies the appearance of the one behind it. For astronomers, finding these alignments is like coming across giant, cosmic magnifying glasses.
Two teams of astronomers have used data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes to map the distribution of dark matter in a galaxy cluster known as Abell 383, which is located about 2.3 billion light years from Earth.
The cluster CL0024+17, located in Pisces, is a galaxy cluster that is allowing astronomers to probe the distribution of dark matter in space. Dark matter does not reflect light and therefore cannot be seen. It is only detectable by the way its gravity affects the lights around it. Using gravitational lensing astronomers observe the distorted light around the dark matter and are able to tell where it is located within a cluster. A dark matter ring found near the cluster's center, by...
Gravitational Lens -- A gravitational lens is formed when the light from a very distant, bright object (such as a quasar) is "bent" around a massive object (such as a massive galaxy) between the bright object and the viewer. The process is known as gravitational lensing, and was one of the predictions made by Einstein's general relativity. Description In a gravitational lens, the gravity from the massive object bends light as a lens might. As a result, the path of the light from a...
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