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The Hubble Space Telescope takes a mirror image of the galaxy

A galaxy and its reflection appear to form a ring around a bright patch of light.
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NASA’s venerable Space Telescope sees double in a stunning new image of a distant galaxy.

The new picture of the Hubble Space Telescope captures a galaxy called SGAS J143845+145407, located in the northern constellation of Bootes – one of the largest constellations in the sky. The reflection of the galaxy at the center of this new image is Strong’s result gravitational lensesan astronomical phenomenon that can distort, magnify, or even duplicate the appearance of distant galaxies.

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