The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a shocking image of the Milky Way galaxy cluster-ACO S 295, which is 3.5 billion light-years away from the Earth taken by the Hubble Telescope. It is located in the southern constellation of the Watches and there are a large number of other galaxies and a similar number of stars. The star clusters captured by Hubble, both visually and physically, are visible as bright spots and occupy the center of the image. NASA said that the huge ACO S 295 has “gravitationally lensed” the light from the background galaxies, so their shape looks distorted.
When light passes through one of these huge space objects, its path changes slightly. This is called a gravitational lens and can be seen in rare cases. Only the best telescopes in the world can observe this phenomenon, such as the Hubble Space Telescope.
NASA added in a statement: “In addition to providing astronomers with a natural magnifying glass to study distant galaxies, the gravitational lens also cleverly frames the center of the image, resulting in a visually striking Scenes.”
In an Instagram post, NASA described the galaxy clusters and captioned the photos: “Let your mind wander…enjoy.” Instagram pictures have been liked by more than 6.44 million users, and many of them even published them. Commented.
A user named “marisbum” wrote that “the big bright loaf of bread in the middle looks like heaven”, “santiagodelgad0” said, looking at the photos, “the only thing I think about is that we are not alone. The universe”.
The Hubble Space Telescope was launched 31 years ago as a cooperative project between the United States and the European Union. It is the first major optical telescope to be placed in space, with a sweeping view of the universe. NASA regularly shares images of the universe captured by the Hubble Telescope.
According to NASA, Hubble has made more than 1.4 million observations since its launch in 1990 because of its “unobstructed” view of the universe.