Gravitational Lens

Gravitationally Lensed Supernovae are Another Way to Measure the Expansion of the Universe

Supernova are a fascinating phenomenon and have taught us much about the evolution of stars. The upcoming Nancy Grace Roman…

2 weeks ago

Civilizations Could Use Gravitational Lenses to Transmit Power From Star to Star

A new paper shows how gravitational lenses could be used to beam power from one star system to another.

4 months ago

A Huge New Gaia Data Release: More Stars, Gravitational Lenses and Asteroids

The ESA's Gaia mission is releasing a new tranche of astronomical data. The mission has released three regular, massive hauls…

4 months ago

This JWST Image Shows Gravitational Lensing at its Finest

The latest image release from the James Webb Space Telescope shows another beautiful field filled with galaxies and gravitational lenses

11 months ago

A New Record! Hubble Detects an Individual Star From a Time When the Universe Was Less Than a Billion Years Old

A star that sounds as if it came from "The Lord of the Rings" now marks one of the Hubble…

2 years ago

If We Used the Sun as a Gravitational Lens Telescope, This is What a Planet at Proxima Centauri Would Look Like

A recent study shows how the Sun could be used as a gravitational lens to take direct images of nearby…

3 years ago

Advanced Civilizations Could be Communicating with Neutrino Beams. Transmitted by Clouds of Satellites Around Neutron Stars or Black Holes

In the ongoing search for intelligent life, a new study recommends that we look for signs of an advanced civilization…

5 years ago

Quasars with a Double-Image Gravitational Lens Could Help Finally Figure out how Fast the Universe is Expanding

How fast is the Universe expanding? That's a question that astronomers haven't been able to answer accurately. They have a…

5 years ago

Thanks to a Gravitational Lens, Astronomers Can See an Individual Star 9 Billion Light-Years Away

In a recent study, a team of international astronomers used the gravitational lensing technique to study the most distant individual…

6 years ago

Gravitational Lensing Provides Rare Glimpse Into Interiors of Black Holes

An international team of scientists relied on a new kind of gravitational lensing to conduct a detailed study of a…

7 years ago