The Hubble Telescope has captured the galaxy cluster Abell 2813, whose mass is so great that it bends light passing through the constellations from each galaxy. This was reported by the press service of the NASA observatory.
The cluster is said to act as a gravitational lens, causing light from more distant galaxies to bend around it.
“These distortions can take many different forms, such as long lines or arcs,” astronomers say.
Among the tiny dots, spirals and ovals that are galaxies that belong to the cluster, there are several distinct crescent-shaped figures – an optical illusion caused by gravitational lensing.