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Light from Distant, Massive Galaxy

Caption: This is an artist's impression of one of the South Pole Telescope-discovered sources based on observation by the Altacama Large Millimeter Array and Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The massive central galaxy (in blue, seen by HST) bends the light of a more distant, submillimeter-bright galaxy, forming a ring-like image of the background galaxy that is observed by ALMA (red).

Credit: Y. Hezaveh

Usage Restrictions: News organizations may use this image in connection with reports about the research of the South Pole Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array.

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