News tagged with gravitational lensing

Massive neutrinos solve a cosmological conundrum

( —Scientists have solved a major problem with the current standard model of cosmology by combining results from the Planck spacecraft and measurements of gravitational lensing to deduce the mass of ghostly sub-atomic ...

dateFeb 10, 2014 in General Physics
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Image: Gravitational lensing in galaxy YGKOW G1

( —In this new Hubble image two objects are clearly visible, shining brightly. When they were first discovered in 1979, they were thought to be separate objects—however, astronomers soon realized that these twins ...

dateJan 27, 2014 in Astronomy
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Most distant gravitational lens helps weigh galaxies

An international team of astronomers has found the most distant gravitational lens yet—a galaxy that, as predicted by Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, deflects and intensifies the light of an even more distant ...

dateOct 17, 2013 in Astronomy
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Herschel throws new light on oldest cosmic light

( —Cosmologists have achieved a first detection of a long-sought component in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). This component, known as B-mode polarisation, is caused by gravitational lensing, the bending ...

dateOct 01, 2013 in Astronomy
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Another amazing ALMA result

Observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have revealed some of the most distant and actively star forming galaxies in our universe, thanks to an effect called gravitational lensing, which ...

dateMay 30, 2013 in Astronomy
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