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Gravity helped the Hubble telescope shoot this mesmerizing deep space photo

digitaltrends.comWhile recent advancements have given the Hubble Space Telescope more power, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) just took photos of one of the farthest views into space yet — using something almost as simple as gravity.

As part of a three-year, 840-orbit program, Hubble recently took photos of a cluster of star systems called Abell S1063, identifying 16 new galaxies. The images show galaxies that were previously too distant to photograph. While there was definitely a pretty powerful telescope involved, the reason the Hubble was able to see so far isn’t from new tech but a theory as old as Einstein, because, well, the theory actually stems from Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

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