Space Sparks Episode 5
This Space Sparks Episode explores the concept of gravitational lensing.
This effect is only visible in rare cases and only the best telescopes — including the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope — can observe the results of gravitational lensing. The strong gravity of a massive object, such as a cluster of galaxies, warps the surrounding space, and light from distant objects travelling through that warped space is curved away from its straight-line path.
This video will highlight how Hubble's sensitivity and high resolution allows it to see details in these faint, distorted images of distant galaxies.Credit:
Directed by: Bethany Downer and Nico Bartmann
Editing: Nico Bartmann
Web and technical support: Enciso Systems
Written by: Bethany Downer
Music: Mylonite – Breath of my Soul (Mylonite MRP - Mylonite Recordz Production), Stellardrone – Stardome, Tomaz Vital – Auroras (www.trilhavital.com)
Footage and photos: ESA/Hubble, ESA, NASA
About the Video
|Release date:||23 September 2021, 17:00|
|Duration:||05 m 30 s|
|Frame rate:||25 fps|
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