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.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, W. Zheng (JHU), M. Postman (STScI), and the CLASH Team

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo1231b
Type:Observation
Release date:20 September 2012, 14:44
Size:2424 x 2341 px

About the Object

Name:MACS J1149+2223
Type:• X - Cosmology Images/Videos


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