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Gravitational Waves Discovered, Everything You Should Know

#8. Gravitational lensing can effectively magnify a distant galaxy

Gravitational lensing can effectively magnify a distant galaxy

When distorting the space-time around it, a massive object sometimes redirects light that passes through it, just as a glass lens does. Gravitational lensing can effectively magnify a distant galaxy or smear its light into a strange shape.  Source:  theguardian.com

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