Hubble captures a large cluster of galaxies

Hubble captures a large cluster of galaxies

Hubble captured a large cluster of galaxies

Photo: esahubble.orgHubble captured a large cluster of galaxies

The cluster of galaxies is located in the constellation Ursa Major. The image has unusual stripes.

The Hubble Space Telescope has taken a bright photo of a large cluster of galaxies called Abell 1351, which is located in the constellation Ursa Major. This is reported on the observatory website dedicated to the operation of the device.

Stripes in the image, are consequences of the gravitational lensing effect. This is a phenomenon that occurs when space and time are distorted by a large massive celestial body. It affects the path of light that passes through it.

It is noted that the gravitational There are two types of lensing: weak and strong. That being said, both are useful to astronomers. In this way, scientists can study the distribution of mass inside the lens cluster of galaxies.

Recall that earlier Hubble took a picture of the “triple” a galaxy called SGAS 0033+02, located in the constellation Pisces.