Third image of galaxy hosting most distant known star

The galaxy containing the most distant star known so far is visible three times in the galaxy cluster MACS j1149.5+223. The multiple images are created through the process of strong gravitational lensing.

While two of the images of the galaxy are close to the centre of the galaxy cluster, this third image is farther out and almost undistorted.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, S. Rodney (John Hopkins University, USA) and the FrontierSN team; T. Treu (University of California Los Angeles, USA), P. Kelly (University of California Berkeley, USA) and the GLASS team; J. Lotz (STScI) and the Frontier Fields team; M. Postman (STScI) and the CLASH team; and Z. Levay (STScI)

About the Image

Id:heic1807d
Type:Collage
Release date:2 April 2018, 17:00
Related releases:heic1807
Size:1118 x 1014 px

About the Object

Name:MACS J1149+2223
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy
Category:Galaxies

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
J
1.25 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
Z
1.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J/H
1.4 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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