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Gravitational lensing of distant quasar

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This animation depicts how the mass of a galaxy is bending the light of a much more distant quasar through gravitational lensing. This way the quasar appear three times larger and 50 times brighter on the night sky.

More information and download options: http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic1902b/

Credit:
ESA/Hubble, L. Calçada

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