Galaxy cluster MACS J1149+2223
In this image the many galaxies of the massive cluster MACS J1149+2223 dominate the scene. This cluster played an important role in discovery of the newfound galaxy, known as MACS1149-JD. Gravitational lensing by this giant cluster brightened the light from the galaxy some 15 times, a galaxy which may be the most distant ever observed. For more detailed images of the galaxy see here.
NASA, ESA, W. Zheng (JHU), M. Postman (STScI), and the CLASH Team
About the Image
|Release date:||20 September 2012, 14:44|
|Size:||2424 x 2341 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• X - Cosmology Images/Videos|