Hubble Captures Amazing Images of Massive Galaxy Cluster

September 12, 2013 6:38 PM

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Hubble Captures Amazing Images of Massive Galaxy Cluster

A new image of the massive galaxy cluster Abell 1689 being called one of the best images ever captured of the distant cosmic mass.

The image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, highlights a phenomenon known as gravitational lensing, whereby the galaxy cluster acts as an enormous lens, magnifying light from the objects behind it, and enabling astronomers to explore incredibly distant regions of space.

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