Gravitational Lens effect (artist's impression)

The Lynx arc only became visible thanks to the gravitational magnification provided by the nearby cluster of galaxies. The huge mass hidden in the galaxy cluster magnifies and bends the light from the Lynx arc behind it.

ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

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Release date:30 October 2003, 15:00
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