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Hubble photographs a stunning “mirror galaxy” 6.9 billion light years away from Earth.
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Hubble photographs a stunning “mirror galaxy” 6.9 billion light years away from Earth.

According to a news release from the European Space Agency, gravitational lensing enabled the Hubble Space Telescope to take a stunning "mirror image" of a galaxy. The image captured above looks to be of two galaxies that are linked to one another. There is only one, and its name is SGAS J143845+145407. The light from a distant galaxy cluster, which is reaching us from two separate sides, is visible while we observe the magnified galaxy. Hubble photographs a far-off "mirror galaxy" Astronomers can see far further into the distant galaxy thanks to gravitational lensing. This is caused by a peculiarity of gravity that warps light flowing through the gravitational field of a large object, such as a galaxy cluster. The term "lensed" refers to the gravitational distortion of an object...
Starship fits the world’s highest 3D-printed space habitat.
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Starship fits the world’s highest 3D-printed space habitat.

How would life in space be like? A Starship-ready space home was constructed by the Danish architecture firm SAGA Space Architects in collaboration with students at the Institut auf dem Rosenberg, ranging in age from 6 to 18. A Swiss boarding school called Institut auf dem Rosenberg thinks that the program would inspire students to imagine creating brand-new space inventions. The space habitat prototype has been under development for years and is now on exhibit in a Swiss experimental park, according to a press release. A student space habitat that is Starship-ready The housing was created to fit inside the Starship launch vehicle from SpaceX, which is headed for Mars and could make its first orbital launch this summer. Astronauts can work at numerous workstations around th...