Zoom-in on Abell 370

This zoom starts with a ground-based view of the sky and zooms in on the distant galaxy cluster Abell 370, as seen by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

The mass of the cluster is large enough to bend the light of more distant objects along the line of sight. This creates interesting distortions, fascinating arcs and it even magnifies objects which would otherwise be to faint and tiny to be seen by Hubble.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble
Music: Richard Hasbia "Stan Dart"

About the Video

Id:heic1711a
Release date:4 May 2017, 16:00
Related releases:heic1711
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Abell 370
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Category:Galaxies

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