Cluster of galaxies

Cluster of galaxies

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Caption: Gravitational lens. Optical image of a galaxy cluster 1ES 0657-55 in enhanced colours. In the upper right is a thin arc (green), the distorted image of a more distant object 'bent' by the gravity of the cluster. The image was made using the Very Large Telescope 'Antu' at the Cerro Paranal Observatory, Chile.

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Keywords: 1es 0657-55, antu, arc, astronomy, astrophysics, cluster, cosmic, cosmology, curved space, distance, galaxy, gravitational lens, gravity, relativity, science, universe, ut1, very large telescope, vlt imagery

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