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Sunburst Arc Doppelgangers Captured in Distant Region of the Universe

8 Nov 2019, 06:02 UTC
Sunburst Arc Doppelgangers Captured in Distant Region of the Universe NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a galaxy in the distant regions of the Universe which appears duplicated at least 12 times on the night sky. This unique sight, created by strong gravitational lensing, helps astronomers get a better understanding of the cosmic era known as the epoch of reionization.

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