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A Cosmic Magnifying Glass Postcard
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Whether you’re sending a charming hello, a heartfelt thanks or a special announcement, Zazzle’s custom postcards are the perfect way to keep in touch. Add your favorite picture or pick a customizable design and make someone’s day with a simple “hi”!

  • Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.6" (portrait) or 5.6" x 4.25" (landscape)
  • Printed on ultra-heavy 120 lb card stock with gloss finish
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A Cosmic Magnifying Glass Postcard
For the first time since the successful December 1999 servicing mission, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope imaged a giant, cosmic magnifying glass, a massive cluster of galaxies called Abell 2218. This 'hefty' cluster resides in the constellation Draco, some 2 billion light-years from Earth. The cluster is so massive that its enormous gravitational field deflects light rays passing through it, much as an optical lens bends light to form an image. This phenomenon, called gravitational lensing, magnifies, brightens, and distorts images from faraway objects. The cluster's magnifying powers provides a powerful "zoom lens" for viewing distant galaxies that could not normally be observed with the largest telescopes. The picture is dominated by spiral and elliptical galaxies. Resembling a string of tree lights, the biggest and brightest galaxies are members of the foreground cluster. Researchers are intrigued by a tiny red dot just left of top center. This dot may be an extremely remote object made visible by the cluster's magnifying powers. Further investigation is needed to confirm the object's identity. The color picture already reveals several arc-shaped features that are embedded in the cluster and cannot be easily seen in the black-and- white image. The colors in this picture yield clues to the ages, distances, and temperatures of stars, the stuff of galaxies. Blue pinpoints hot young stars. The yellow-white color of several of the galaxies represents the combined light of many stars. Red identifies cool stars, old stars, and the glow of stars in distant galaxies. This view is only possible by combining Hubble's unique image quality with the rare lensing effect provided by the magnifying cluster. NOTE: Photograph and description courtesy Nasa.
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By Ripple Art, 5/31/2007 about
Wonderful images, so beautiful! Thank you for your nice comment!
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By L.D. Peer Cards and Gifts, 4/15/2007 about
Beautiful... no one ever tires of looking at these magnificent images from the heavens.
"Richard!"
Thank you for being so kind and thank you for sharing the stars with us and their eternal beauty and magic. Your Gallery is amongst the few I love on Zazzle. Thank you for your visits as they have always been welcome and very much appreciated! May the stars be with you. Nicole
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Product ID: 239050958329803650
Created on: 12/14/2006 1:31 PM
Reference: Guide Files
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