ALMA Captures Ancient Galaxy's Near-Perfect Einstein Ring

April 7, 2015 5:42 PM

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ALMA Captures Ancient Galaxy's Near-Perfect Einstein Ring

This is one of the finest examples of an Einstein ring spotted to date, but it wasn’t observed by the Hubble Space Telescope, this stunning example of general relativity in action was captured by the world’s most powerful ground based observatory.

Located in Chile’s Atacama Desert, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has recently gone online and astronomers are beginning to realize its powerful potential.

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