Hubble Space Telescope captures mirror image of galaxy

NASA’s venerable space telescope is seeing double in a stunning new image of a distant galaxy.

The new image from the Hubble Space Telescope captures a galaxy named SGAS J143845+145407, located in the northern constellation Boötes — one of the largest constellations in the sky. The mirror image of the galaxy at the center of this new photo is the result of strong gravitational lensingwhich is an astronomical phenomenon that can warp, magnify, or even duplicate the appearance of distant galaxies.

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