Zoom on galaxy cluster MACS J0647.7+7015

This video zooms in on Hubble observations of massive galaxy cluster MACS J0647.7+7015. Astronomers used the powerful gravity from the cluster to magnify the light from a very distant distant galaxy (highlighted at the end of the video), an effect called gravitational lensing. The estimated distance of the galaxy would make it the most distant seen to date, with a redshift of around 11.


NASA, ESA, G. Bacon

About the Video

Release date:15 November 2012, 19:00
Related releases:heic1217
Duration:47 s

About the Object

Name:MACS J0647.7+7015
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Lensing



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