Zooming in on a Gravitational Lens

Galaxy cluster SDSS J1226+2149 is around 6.3 billion light-years away. The final image in this animation was capture by JWST’s NIRCam and shows more distant galaxies. The long, bright, and distorted arc spreading out near the core is one such example, a distant galaxy known as the Cosmic Seahorse,

Video Credit: ESA / NASA / CSA / J. Rigby
Music Credit: Tonelabs—The Red North (www.tonelabs.com)
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