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Categories: Concepts in astronomy, Gravitational lensing, Effects of gravitation, Large-scale structure of the cosmos, Astrophysics
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gravitational lens  Gravitational lenses  bend light  Einstein arc  Gravitatinal lensing
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A gravitational lens is a distribution of matter between a distant light source and an observer that is capable of bending the light from the source as the light travels toward the observer. Wikipedia
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A gravitational lens is a distribution of matter between a distant light source and an observer that is capable of bending the light from the source as the light travels toward the observer. Wikipedia
A massive astronomical object which causes visual distortions Wikipedia Disambiguation
Distribution of matter between a distant light source and a observer Wikidata
A massive object (such as a cluster of galaxies) between a light source and the observer, that is able to deflect the light rays. OmegaWiki
A massive body that produces distorted, magnified or multiple images of more distant objects when its gravitational field bends the path of light rays. Wiktionary
Astronomy: body big enough to bend light rays. Wiktionary (translation)