Cosmic illusion revealed: Gravitational lens magnifies supernova

Astronomers have announced the discovery of a galaxy that magnified a background, Type Ia supernova thirty-fold through gravitational lensing. This first example of strong gravitational lensing of a supernova confirms the team’s previous explanation for the unusual properties of this supernova.

from Space & Time News — ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1fvxBHI

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