Gravitational Lens PKS 1830-211 (image) Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Share Print E-Mail Caption Looking at a distant galaxy: the radio chart (left) shows the image of the blazar PKS 1830-211 distorted by the gravitational lens effect. The detail on the right is a simulation of the micro-gravitational lens effect in the gamma ray region; direct observation of the orange ring -- it also represents images of the blazar -- is not possible due to its small size. Credit Patnaik et al. 1994, Liege Conference on Gravitational Lenses and the Universe / Vovk Usage Restrictions Use of images is limited to editorial coverage of scientific topics relating to the activities of the Max Planck Society. Any kind of commercial use (including, in particular, the exploitation of images by means of sale or incorporation in image databases or image catalogues) as well as any promotional use/use for merchandise purposes, disclosure to third parties or granting of related rights to third parties is expressly not permitted. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.