Friday, May 18, 2012

Happy Friday

Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Rigby (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), K. Sharon (Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago), and M. Gladders and E. Wuyts (University of Chicago)
This is an amazing Hubble image.  The yellowish globes are large galaxies forming galaxy cluster RCS2 032727-132623.  The stretched out bright blue lines represent a lensed galaxy 5 billion light years behind the "closest" cluster.  The "closest cluster" is 5 billion light years away, which means that the light which formed this image left the galaxy cluster before the solar system existed.   

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