A treasure trove of wonders! With bright stars from the Milky Way sparkling in the foreground to the magnificent swirls of several spiral galaxies and a glowing assortment of objects at the center, take a look at all that makes up this massive galaxy cluster in this new image from the Hubble Space Telescope (@NASAHubble). Such clusters are the biggest objects in the universe that are held together by gravity and can contain thousands of galaxies of all shapes and sizes. Typically, they have a mass of about one million billion times the mass of the Sun — unimaginably huge! Their incredible mass makes clusters very useful natural tools to test theories in astronomy, such as Einstein’s theory of general relativity. This tells us that objects with mass warp the fabric of space-time around them; the more massive the object, the greater the distortion. An enormous galaxy cluster like this one therefore has a huge influence on the space-time around it, even distorting the light from more distant galaxies to change a galaxy’s apparent shape, creating multiple images, and amplifying the galaxy’s light — a phenomenon called gravitational lensing.

Image Credit: @EuropeanSpaceAgency & NASA, RELICS
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@henrique_sieja o universo está preparando tudo aquilo que você pediu. 💖


Gökyüzünde karanlık içinde bir yıldızın doğuşu gibi görünmek istiyorsanız sevgi aşk ile o karanlıktan parlak aydınlık bir yıldız gibi gorunursunuz.Askin sonsuz vadisinde kacmayin


Very sweet :)


Nossa, que foto maravilhosa!!


بیا توام بگو.. من ستارم اونيه ک اصن معلوم نيس از همه دورتره😌😌 @behzad_erfani


O único problema que muitos por não saberem estão julgando pelo que criam. Não posso controlar.


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Beautiful Gallery


@jromerosalas ❤️❤️❤️


@dafnnefer Ni las estrellas ni las galaxias brillan tanto como tus ojos ❤️✨




@angeladonneys creo que esta cuenta es perfecta para ti, muchas, muchas estrellas... ❤️✨🌌


Amo las estrellas desde el sur de Chile es hermosos contemplar la noche con la luna y sus compañeras estrellas 😍


@juuliaabrownn motorcycle ride up to the telescope store?


@tdotkenny it's stunning😍 need to go buy that telescope


The earth is flat these are all CGI




Is 1 Million Billion the same as 1 Quadrillian?


Se ve tan inmenso y a la vez tan pequeño




@saeidhaghparast vaqan zibas🙄💓🌌


A Sky Full the star




iraqies are protesting against the Government since yesterday, it was a peaceful protest until the governments started arresting them and killing them, and cut off the Internet and all ways of connection inside iraq, and The Iraqi media is controlled by the government too ,so nobody knows what's going to happen today, Iraqi Army is facing the protesters with guns, we need the government to lift the Internet ban from the people so we can know what's going on and make sure they're safe , need help #save_the_iraqi_people


Put your fingers on your eyes as you see space without stars..

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