The Hubble Telescope has reopened for business following the successful December 1999 servicing mission, and the first images to come back are magnificent. This significant new view from the Hubble is of a huge cluster of galaxies called Abell 2218. This cluster is so massive that it actually deflects light passing through it, magnifying and distorting images from distant objects. Thus, "the cluster's magnifying powers provides a powerful 'zoom lens' for viewing distant galaxies that could not n
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