’Double’ Galaxy Mystifies Hubble Astronomers

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Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 10:45
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NASA's Hubble Space Telescope uncovered what appears to be a pair of identical objects that look so weird it took astronomers several years to determine what they are. Turns out they are stretched images of a gravitationally lensed distant galaxy, located more than 11 billion light-years away. And, they appeared to be mirror images of each other.