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Farsighted Gravity Lens Sees Stars

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Science  07 Mar 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5305, pp. 1416-1417
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5305.1416

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Most stars are so distant that, even through the largest telescopes, they look like simple points of light. Now, by using the gravity of one star as a magnifying glass, a multinational team of astronomers has been able to pick out features on the face of a second star 30,000 light-years from Earth.

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