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Researchers solve mystery of inexplicably dense galaxy at the heart of perfect 'Einstein ring' snapped by James Webb telescope

Posted on AllSides April 18th, 2024
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Researchers may have solved the mystery of why a distant galaxy surrounded by an eerily perfect "Einstein ring" is denser than it should be: The hefty galaxy, which was discovered by the (JWST), is being compressed by a massive halo of dark matter. Einstein rings, which were first predicted by 's , are luminous halos created by a phenomenon called gravitational lensing, which occurs when light from a distant object is warped around a "foreground object" located directly between the distant object and the observer. The light looks as if...

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