A strange astronomical phenomenon was recently captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the European Space Agency, and not everyone is talking about the triangular fusion between Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon.
No, this is a rare or rare event like this, but unlike what happened on December 21st – it will not happen again for hundreds of years because all the headlines are filled in correctly – and cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Rather, it requires a telescope capable of Hubble’s extraordinary ability to pick up the largest and most comprehensive “Einstein rings” ever found in the universe.
When NASA announced that Hubble had been able to observe a “strange and very rare” gravitational lens similar to the galaxy GAL-CLUS-022058s, it communicated that it is located in the southern hemisphere’s Phoenix constellation (also known as the Furnace).
Astronomers call it the “molten ring” because of its shape and the constellation in which it is located, but in fact it is a perfect example of one of the phenomena that emerged from the theory of relativity put forward by the German physicist Albert Einstein.
Thanks to the postulate of general relativity, astronomers are able to explain how light from a distant cosmic object bends and is drawn through the gravitational field of the nearest galaxy cluster.
This effect is known as gravitational lensing and produces a phenomenon known as the “Einstein ring”.
Surprisingly, the distorted shape of the GAL-CLUS-022058s creates an almost perfect ring, which can only be understood by observing the optical effect from Earth, because the galaxy does not actually deform-
When light passes through the galaxy’s gravitational bonnet, it produces this effect.
One advantage of this lensing effect is that it actually allows scientists to better study distant galaxies, otherwise it would be completely invisible.
While this is not the only known example of an ongoing phenomenon, it is a surprising one.