View Full Version : Star Magnifies Gravitational Lens Even More

2005-Sep-07, 10:34 AM
SUMMARY: The Chandra X-Ray Observatory has found a galaxy which is working as a gravitational lens to provide an incredible view of a distant quasar 11 billion light-years away. Not only that, but a single star in the galaxy is further magnifying the image, giving astronomers a look at the very heart of the quasar. This natural lens is so powerful, that it allows astronomers to see details 50,000 times better than what they could see with Hubble or Chandra. One detail they'll be looking for is how gas flows into the supermassive black hole that powers the quasar.

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