Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
California Institute of Technology
Caption: Light rays from a distant galaxy are deflected due to the gravity of a massive, foreground galaxy, as predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity. This makes the background galaxy appear as multiple magnified images surrounding the foreground galaxy.
Credit: ALMA (ESO/NRAO/NAOJ), L. Calšada (ESO), Y Hezaveh et al.
Usage Restrictions: None
Related news release: Bursts of star formation in the early universe