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NASA’s Great Observatories Team Up to Find Magnified and Stretched Out Image of Distant Galaxy

11 Jan 2018, 15:15 UTC
NASA’s Great Observatories Team Up to Find Magnified and Stretched Out Image of Distant Galaxy NASA, ESA, B. Salmon (STScI)

As powerful as NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes are, they need a little help from nature in seeking out the farthest, and hence earliest galaxies that first appeared in the universe after the big bang. This help comes from a natural zoom lens in the universe, formed by the warping of space by intense gravitational fields.

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