A cosmic horseshoe

By Phil Plait | June 19, 2007 4:51 pm

Very, very cool:

A cosmic horseshoe, courtesy of Einstein! Fraser has the details.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy

Comments (8)

  1. Gary Ansorge

    Way cool! Five trillion solar masses? That’s one big momma. Is the red galaxy just really old or are the stars principally low mass?

    GAry 7

  2. bkallee

    Is there anyway to describe how amazing this find really is? Boggles the mind.

    Bob

  3. John Phillips

    Forgive me for borrowing your own line from your later Eta car: tick tock, tick tock post;

    “in case you’re not getting enough awesome in your diet.”

  4. icemith

    Gives new meaning to “Eye in the Sky” doesn’t it?

    I just hope the “woo-woo”s are too scared to comment.

    Ivan. (I’m watching you…..)

  5. icemith

    Come to think of it, the ‘scope and/or the imageing equipment didn’t have its “red-eye reduction” botton enabled. Shame, I’ll have to do it myself. (Should be a smiley here).

    Ivan.

  6. icemith

    Ooops, for “botton” read “button”, though it probably doesn’t matter.

    Ivan.

  7. StevoR

    Nup.

    & given the lateness of this response neither, probably does this …

    Am I the only one to view this thread (if that’s what you call these comments / feedblitzx-y thingy’s?) halfway thro’ July?

    ???

  8. StevoR

    Also on matters pointless, why am I supposedly saying :

    “Your comment is awaiting moderation?”

    when that’s not what I said at all? ;-)

    Moderate? Me? Never! ;-)

    BTW. Does someone still moderate these?
    ——

    “All things in moderation including moderation.”
    – Socrates

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