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Gravitational lensing. Optical image of the cluster of galaxies Abell 370. The thin arcs and lenticular objects are distorted images of background galaxies created by the gravitational field of the cluster. This image was made with the 8.2-metre Very Large Telescope 'Antu' at the Cerro Paranal Observatory, Chile.
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