September 18, 2013 – Not Even a Window Seat Can Get You This View: In an image that meshes both visible and infrared data, the Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys, or A.C.S., showed Abell 1689, a galaxy cluster, in more striking detail than in previous observations. The picture has a combined exposure time of more than 34 hours.
Glowing golden clumps, bright stars and distant spiral galaxies are all visible. And the streaks circling the fuzzy galaxies in the center are telltale signs of gravitational lensing, a cosmic phenomenon. (Credits – The New York Times & NASA).
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