Remove Ads
12 rare Einstein crosses discovered with Gaia

12 rare Einstein crosses discovered with Gaia

Source: ESA
Date Published: 04/07/2021

Thanks to ESA’s star mapping spacecraft Gaia and machine learning, astronomers have discovered 12 quasars whose light is so strongly deflected by foreground galaxies that they are each visible as four distinct images, called an ‘Einstein cross’. These crosses are unique tools to learn more about dark matter and the expansion rate of the…

Continue Reading >

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments