July 28, 2016
A system of galaxies recently discovered seems to be hiding something very unusual inside the strange swirls that surround it.
The three galaxies discovered by researchers are 7, 9 and 10.5 billion light-years away.
It has been called the Eye of Horus due to the incredible similarity of the ancient Egyptian symbol.
This ‘ancient eye’ in the sky will help researchers take a spatiotemporal peek to more distant galaxies that will allow them to understand the history of the universe better.
The new system of galaxies was discovered by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) while carrying out a survey of deep space by the Subaru Telescope.
A group of students and young astronomers analyzed some of the data collected by the telescope and found a unique gravitational lens system.
The galaxy in the center of the image is accompanied by others that seem…