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Gravitational lenses

distort the light of distant stars and galaxies to arcs and multiple images by action of gravity.

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Gravitational lenses

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Quasar
Multiple images
Einstein rings
Galaxy clusters
Arcs
Telescopes
Mass maps
Simulations

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Gravitational lenses

Light from distant galaxies as it propagates through the universe. The structures in the universe made up by galaxies and dark matter act as gravitational lenses. This simulation shows how the lens distorts light from the background galaxies by bending, causing distant galaxies to appear smeared into arcs.

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