HST view of gravitational lens 0024+1654

HST view of gravitational lens 0024+1654

R932/0036 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 37.1MB

Downloadable file size: 2.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Gravitational Lenses

Credit: NASA/ESA/STSCI/W.COLLEY & E.TURNER, PRINCETON/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Gravitational lens. Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image showing the phenomenon of gravitational lensing. At centre is a cluster of galaxies (yellow) called 0024+1654 about 5 billion light years away. About twice as far away is a galaxy. The intense gravitational field of the cluster curves the space around it. Light from the distant galaxy passes through this curved space and is magnified, brightened and distorted by it much as a curved piece of glass - lens - affects light. The result is a pattern of images of the distant galaxy (blue arcs left, upper left and right). This image was made on 14 October 1994.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 0024+1654, astronomy, cluster, cosmology, effects, galaxies, grav. lens, gravitational, gravitational lens, gravity, lens, lensing, relativity, science

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.