Einstein Ring Spotted By Hubble
Released on September 23, 2021
This image, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, shows a distant galaxy located in the constellation Fornax. It is the largest and one of the most complete Einstein rings ever discovered.
This object’s unusual shape is the result of gravitational lensing. Albert Einstein, in his general theory of relativity, first theorised that a large gravitational field could act as a lens.
For more information, visit https://nasa.gov/hubble.
Additional Acknowledgements and Credits:
ESA/Hubble & NASA, S. Jha, L. Shatz
Gravitational lensing in action video: NASA, ESA & L. Calçada
Albert Einstein video: Pond 5
"’Finder" by Jamal Steven Pilgrim [ASCAP] via Open Note [ASCAP], and Universal Production Music.
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