标签: 引力透镜

韦伯的首张深场影像

2022年7月13日 Webb’s First Deep Field Image Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, NIRCam Explanation: This is the deepest, sharpest infrared image of the cosmos so far. The view of the early Universe toward the southern constellation Volans was achieved in 12.5 hours of exposure with the NIRCam instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope. Of course the stars wi...

熔融星系的爱因斯坦环

2022年7月5日 A Molten Galaxy Einstein Ring Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, S. Jha; Processing: Jonathan Lodge Explanation: It is difficult to hide a galaxy behind a cluster of galaxies. The closer cluster’s gravity will act like a huge lens, pulling images of the distant galaxy around the sides and greatly distorting them. This is just the case obse...

重力的笑容

2022年5月11日 Gravity’s Grin Image Credit: X-ray – NASA / CXC / J. Irwin et al. ; Optical – NASA/STScI Explanation: Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, published over 100 years ago, predicted the phenomenon of gravitational lensing. And that’s what gives these distant galaxies such a whimsical appearance, seen through t...

NGC 3314:当星系重叠时

2021年11月17日 NGC 3314: When Galaxies Overlap Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble; Processing & Copyright: William Ostling (The Astronomy Enthusiast) Explanation: Why doesn’t the nearby galaxy create a gravitational lensing effect on the background galaxy? It does, but since both galaxies are so nearby, the angular shift is much smaller than the angular...

安魂曲超新星:目前为止已见到3次的超新星

2021年11月02日 SN Requiem: A Supernova Seen Three Times So Far Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble; Data: S. A. Rodney (U. South Carolina) et al.; Image Processing: J. DePasquale (STScI) Explanation: We’ve seen this same supernova three times — when will we see it a fourth? When a distant star explodes in a supernova, we’re lucky if we see it even...

爱因斯坦的引力透镜十字架

2021年10月17日 The Einstein Cross Gravitational Lens Image Credit & License: J. Rhoads (Arizona State U.) et al., WIYN, AURA, NOIRLab, NSF Explanation: Most galaxies have a single nucleus — does this galaxy have four? The strange answer leads astronomers to conclude that the nucleus of the surrounding galaxy is not even visible in this image. The cen...

Abell 3827:有星系吞食的星系团之引力透镜

2021年8月23日 Abell 3827: Cannibal Cluster Gravitational Lens Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Massey Explanation: Is that one galaxy or three? Toward the right of the featured Hubble image of the massive galaxy cluster Abell 3827 is what appears to be a most unusual galaxy — curved and with three centers. A detailed analysis, however, finds that ...

当黑洞互撞

2021年04月11日 When Black Holes Collide Video Credit & Copyright: Simulating Extreme Spacetimes Collaboration Explanation: What happens when two black holes collide? This extreme scenario occurs in the centers of many merging galaxies and multiple star systems. The featured video shows a computer animation of the final stages of such a merger, while highli...

天鹅座方向的天空

2020年8月26日 Cygnus Skyscape Image Credit & Copyright: Alistair Symon Explanation: In brush strokes of interstellar dust and glowing hydrogen gas, this beautiful skyscape is painted across the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy near the northern end of the Great Rift and the constellation Cygnus the Swan. Composed using 22 different images and over 180 hours o...

重力的微笑

2019 October 26 Gravity’s Grin Image Credit: X-ray – NASA / CXC / J. Irwin et al. ; Optical – NASA/STScI Explanation: Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, published over 100 years ago, predicted the phenomenon of gravitational lensing. And that’s what gives these distant galaxies such a whimsical appearance, seen thro...