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Advanced AI discovers a treasure trove of gravitational lenses

Advanced artificial intelligence has identified thousands of possible “gravitational lenses” – distortions in spacetime predicted by Albert Einstein – promising to improve our understanding of dark matter and galaxy evolution.

Einstein realized that mass distorts space, and massive galaxies and cluster of galaxies can distort the space around them to such a degree that they form a cosmic lens, bending and magnifying the path of light from more distant galaxies through this distorted space.

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