Demonstration of Gravitational Lensing by a Massive Cluster of Galaxies
The largest clusters of galaxies are massive enough to produce visual distortions of distant galaxies known as “gravitational lensing”. This video demonstrates these visual effects. A scientific simulation shows the imagery that would be obtained if a nearby galaxy could pass behind a large cluster. By using a recognizable object for the distant galaxy, the effects of the gravitational lensing become more apparent.
Get more information at this blog post: https://frontierfields.org/2016/05/26/the-whirlpool-galaxy-seen-through-a-cosmic-lens/