Originally predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity, an Einstein ring is one of the rarest and most exciting sights in the galaxy. It’s created by two distant galaxies that are perfectly aligned, even though they’re millions of light-years apart.
They’re incredible anomalies in our Universe, and now an international team of astrophysicists has spotted a new one some 10,000 million light-years away.
It’s been named the Canarias Einstein ring, and was discovered by chance by PhD student Margherita Bettinelli from the University of La Laguna in the Canary Islands. Source: This crazy ‘Einstein ring’ has just been discovered 10,000 million light-years from Earth