NASA releases photo of ‘Cheshire Cat’ galaxies

Image courtesy NASA

NASA released a photo of a group of galaxies that look like a smiling cat celebrating the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity.

The light of those galaxies is being stretched, according to NASA. The effect is called “gravitational lensing,” a phenomenon predicted the Theory of General Relativity. According to NASA, the galaxies making the cat’s eyes are actually slamming into one another in a giant galactic collision.

It was first published in November  of 1915.

 

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