A personal daily comment on astronomy along with space missions, NASA, observing and lots more.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Quick - What Is IT?
Hey Space Placers!
What is this picture of:
It is a picture of a quasar that has been gravitationally lensed into SIX separate images - the blue spots - by an intervening cluster of galaxies. This is the only known instance in which this has happened.
Distant objects such as galaxies or quasars - active black holes - are captured by these gravitational lenses that allows us to see objects we might not be able to see otherwise.