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James Webb telescope discovers jewel-studded ‘Einstein ring’ made of warped quasar light

A beautiful, “jewel-beautified” halo of distorted light generated by a giant black hole takes center stage in one of the latest images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The luminous loop, which is strikingly similar to a “Einstein ringIt is adorned by four bright spots, but not all of them are real.

The star-studded halo in the new image It is formed by light coming from a quasar, a supermassive black hole at the heart of a young galaxy that is ejecting powerful jets of energy while swallowing huge amounts of matter. This quasar, previously known to scientists, is called RX J1131-1231 and is located about 6 billion light-years from Earth in the constellation Crater, according to the European Space Agency (THAT).

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