ALMA’s Latest Image of a Starburst Galaxy reveals almost Perfect Einstein Ring

April 8, 2015 1:07 PM

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ALMA’s Latest Image of a Starburst Galaxy reveals almost Perfect Einstein Ring

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has taken an image of ancient star-forming lensed galaxy called SDP. 81 that reveals almost perfect Einstein ring.

The new images are of the highest resolution ever taken with the telescope. In the case of SDP. 81, the galaxy and other another galaxy line up so perfectly that the light from the more distant one forms nearly a complete circle as seen from earth.

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