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This page describes an image A gravitational lens magnifies one of the first stars

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Caption: This image zooms in on a star formed within the first billion years after the birth of the Universe (at a redshift of 6.2). The Hubble Space Telescope detected this light using a technique called gravitational lensing. A massive galaxy cluster between the observer and the imaged star creates a distorted and warped image of the parent galaxy and reveals its features.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, B. Welch (JHU), D. Coe (STScI), A. Pagan (STScI) Credit Link
Related glossary terms: Gravitational Lens , Star
Categories: Cosmology , Stars

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Arabic
Caption: تُظهر هذه الصورة تكبير نجم تشكل خلال المليار سنة الأولى بعد ولادة الكون (عند انزياح نحو الاحمر مقداره 6.2). اكتشف تلسكوب هابل الفضائي هذا الضوء باستخدام تقنية تسمى عدسة الجاذبية. يُكون عنقود مجري ضخم بين الراصد والنجم المرصود صورة مشوهة ومعوجة للمجرة الأم ويكشف عن معالمها.
Credit: حقوق الصورة تعود الى: ناسا ، وكالة الفضاء الأوروبية ، بي ويلش (جامعة جونز هوبكنز)، د. كو ، أ. باغان (معهد مراصد علوم الفضاء)
Related glossary terms: Gravitational Lens , Star
Caption translation status: Approved by a reviewer
Caption translators: Ali Al-Edhari
Caption reviewers: Ahmed Abulwfa

Italian
Caption: Questa immagine ingrandisce una stella che si é formata nel primo miliardo di anni dopo la nascita dell'Universo (a un redshift di 6,2). Il telescopio spaziale Hubble ha rilevato questa luce grazie ad un fenomeno definito come lente gravitazionale. Un massiccio ammasso di galassie posto tra l'osservatore e la stella fotografata crea un'immagine distorta e deformata della galassia madre e ne rivela le caratteristiche.
Credit: NASA, ESA, B. Welch (JHU), D. Coe (STScI), A. Pagan (STScI)
Related glossary terms: Lente gravitazionale , Stella
Caption translation status: Approved by a reviewer
Caption translators: Giuliana Giobbi
Caption reviewers: Rosa Valiante, Rodolfo Canestrari