(via Gravitational lens reveals details of distant, ancient galaxy | UChicago News)
I’ve been wondering when someone would start to do this. Cosmologists at UChicago have taken VLT data, Hubble Wide-Field 3 data, and some serious computer modeling and optics/relativity reverse-engineering to use a galaxy cluster’s gravitational lensing effect as a telescope.
The reconstructed galaxy at the lower-left is based on the relativistic warping created by the foreground galaxy cluster on the circled warped and repeated images of the galaxy itself, which is actually behind the cluster.

(via Gravitational lens reveals details of distant, ancient galaxy | UChicago News)

I’ve been wondering when someone would start to do this. Cosmologists at UChicago have taken VLT data, Hubble Wide-Field 3 data, and some serious computer modeling and optics/relativity reverse-engineering to use a galaxy cluster’s gravitational lensing effect as a telescope.

The reconstructed galaxy at the lower-left is based on the relativistic warping created by the foreground galaxy cluster on the circled warped and repeated images of the galaxy itself, which is actually behind the cluster.

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