JVAS

AcronymDefinition
JVASJuniata Valley Audubon Society (Pennsylvania)
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The team detected it by studying how the massive elliptical galaxy, called JVAS B1938 + 666, serves as a gravitational lens for light from an even more distant galaxy directly behind it.
Like all supermassive elliptical galaxies, JVAS B1938 + 666's gravity can deflect light passing by it.
Vegetti and her team obtained extra sharp near-infrared image of JVAS B1938 + 666 by using the 10-meter Keck II telescope and its adaptive optics system, which corrects for the blurring effects of Earth's atmosphere, and provides stunningly sharp images.