ALMA images of gravitationally-lensed distant star-forming galaxies

This montage combines data from ALMA with images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, for five distant galaxies.  The ALMA images, represented in red, show the distant, background galaxies, being distorted by the gravitational lens effect produced by the galaxies in the foreground, depicted in the Hubble data in blue. The background galaxies appear warped into rings of light known as Einstein rings, which encircle the foreground galaxies.


ALMA (ESO/NRAO/NAOJ), J. Vieira et al.

About the Image

Release date:13 March 2013, 19:00
Related releases:eso1313
Size:2559 x 525 px

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Lensing
Category:Galaxy Clusters

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Colours & filters

OpticalHubble Space Telescope
MillimeterAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array