Pandora’s Cluster

NASA released a deep-field image of Pandora’s Cluster on February 15, providing a new look at the early universe. The image from the James Webb Space Telescope shows three clusters of galaxies merging.

Gravity bends light, meaning that huge masses can act as a magnifying glass. Concentrate enough mass in one place and it creates a “gravitation lens”—distorting and magnifying distant objects. With the three clusters of galaxies close together, the Pandora Cluster is an excellent lens.

Read more at “Webb Publishes Another New View of the Cosmos”

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