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Lensed Starburst Galaxy

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

Credit: Y. Hezaveh

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