Gravitational Lensing

Astronomers Have a New Way to Measure the Expansion of the Universe

A new method of measuring cosmic expansion uses multiple observations of a supernova in a lensed galaxy.

10 months ago

Gravitational Lensing is Helping to Nail Down Dark Matter

Using gravitational lenses, a team of astronomers showed how axions could be the particle that makes up Dark Matter.

10 months ago

Gravitational Waves From Pulsars Could Be Used to Probe the Interior of the Sun

Gravitational waves from known pulsars might be used to probe the interior of the Sun.

10 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

Astronomers Think They've Found One of the Biggest Black Holes Ever Seen

Using the Gravitational Lensing technique, astronomers have found evidence of what could be the largest black hole ever detected!

11 months ago

JWST Sees the Same Supernova Three Times in an Epic Gravitational Lens

The NASA/European Space Agency (ESA)/Canadian Space Agency (CSA) James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) mission continues to dazzle and amaze with…

12 months ago

The Mass of a Single Star (other than the Sun) has Been Directly Measured for the First Time

How do you measure an object's weight from a distance? You could guess at its distance and therefore derive its…

1 year ago

Webb Sees Three Galaxy Clusters Coming Together to Form a Megacluster

The latest JWST deep-field image provides a breathtaking view of Pandora's Cluster, which was previously imaged by Hubble.

1 year ago

Astronomers Pin Down the Age of the Most Distant Galaxy: Seen 367 Million Years After the Big Bang

Staring off into the ancient past with a $10 billion space telescope, hoping to find extraordinarily faint signals from the…

1 year ago

Webb Stares Deeply Into the Universe, Showing How Galaxies Assemble

The James Webb Space Telescope is delivering a deluge of images and data to eager scientists and other hungry-minded people.…

1 year ago