August 27, 2014

Zooming In On A Gravitationally Lensed Galaxy Merger In The Distant Universe

This video takes the viewer deep into an apparently sparsely occupied region of the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin). Here at the center, looking like many other faint spots, is a remarkable object, a gravitationally lensed view of a distant galaxy merger.

Credit: ESO/NASA/ESA/W. M. Keck Observatory/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Music: movetwo

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