Gravitationally Lensed Image of Highest Redshift Galaxy

A close-up of the gravitationally-lensed image shows why astronomers are excited about this unique opportunity to study the distant galaxy's structure. The stretched-out image reveals tiny knots of vigorous starbirth activity. This provides a first detailed look at the early construction phase of a galaxy undergoing formation.


Marijn Franx (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Garth Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:30 July 1997, 06:00
Size:102 x 81 px

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed

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