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Astronomers using NASA's Hubble discover quasars acting as gravitational lenses

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found several examples of galaxies containing quasars, which act as gravitational lenses, amplifying and distorting images of galaxies aligned behind them. Quasars are among the brightest objects in the universe, far outshining the total starlight of their host galaxies. Quasars are powered by supermassive black holes. read more
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New mass map of a distant galaxy cluster is the most precise yet

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 days ago)

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before. Created using observations from Hubble's Frontier Fields observing programme, the map shows the amou... Read Post

Quasars found acting as gravitational lenses

Academics / Astronomy : TG Daily - Space (2 years ago)

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found several quasars acting as gravitational lenses, making it easier to study the galaxies in which they're contained. read more Read Post

Hubble finds quasars acting as gravitational lenses

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

Astronomers have found several examples of galaxies containing quasars, which act as gravitational lenses, amplifying and distorting images of galaxies aligned behind them. Read Post


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