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A Telescope Bigger than a Galaxy

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 02:02 AM


ScienceCasts: A Telescope Bigger than a Galaxy

Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more.

Astronomers have figured out how to use the gravity of distant galaxies to bend light and magnify images, allowing them to see deeper into the cosmos than ever before.

Credit: NASA

Source: NASA - Multimedia

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#2    McNessy

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 03:14 AM

Just need a distant galactic mirror so we could look at our own Galaxy.  Now wouldnt that be cool.





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