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The Hubble telescope took a picture of one of the most distant clusters of galaxies

The accumulation of RXC J0032.1 + 1808, is located so far from the Milky Way that it can be seen with gravitational lenses – a special curvature of space-time that enhances light.

© ESA / Hubble & NASA, RELICS
© ESA / Hubble & NASA, RELICS

The orbital observatory received photographs of a giant cluster of galaxies RXC J0032.1 + 1808 in the constellation Pisces. Using gravitational lenses, astronomers are able to observe the motion of galaxies inside RXC J0032.1 + 1808 and other clusters. Similar observations have already helped scientists find the two largest structures in the observed universe that affect the motion of the Milky Way and other galaxies that are near them.

Among them, the so-called Great Attractor (supercluster of the galaxies Abell 3627) and the Great Rejector – a giant emptiness, located next to the Milky Way galaxy. Observation of these objects helps scientists understand why our galaxy moves too fast relative to other galaxies, and uncover the secrets of the formation of these giant objects.

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