Hubble photograph of a lens. The blue arc is the lens, and the red circle is an elliptical galaxy.
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Pretty Lenses are Caught by Hubble
News story originally written on May 14, 1999
Some really cool pictures were taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope! The gravity of galaxies and black holes is able to bend the light coming from behind it. This makes a lens of light around the object.
The Hubble Telescope allows us to see lenses that we can't see from Earth. Scientists can use them to look deeper into the Universe. We can learn more about our past!
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