An artist's interpretation of early humans hunting mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius).

Stunning ‘Einstein Rings’ Captured by James Webb Space Telescope

A near-perfect Einstein ring from galaxy JO418 stands out in this image created using data collected by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. (Image credit: Spaceguy44)

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Take the perfect photo of the “Einstein Ring”. The stunning halo is the result of light from a distant galaxy traveling through a warped space-time that surrounds another galaxy located between the distant source and Earth. This new image, created by Reddit astronomy enthusiasts, is one of the best examples of the psychedelic astronomical phenomenon ever captured.

Halo in new image comes from afar galaxy SPT-S J041839-4751.8 (or JO418 for short), about 12 billion light-years away from Earth, is one of the oldest galaxies on Earth universe.JO418 lies directly behind another galaxy—the bright blue light at the center of the ring—and it is so massive that its gravity warps the spacetime around it. When light from JO418 reaches the foreground galaxy, it travels through this warped spacetime. From Earth, light appears to bend around the Milky Way, but the electromagnetic waves we see actually travel in straight lines all the time.

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