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NASA loooking deeper into universe than ever before

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NASA is teaming up space telescopes to look deeper into the universe than ever before.  

NASA is calling the new mission 'The Frontier Fields'. 

NASA says "astronomers will make observations during the next three years peering at six massive clusters of galaxies, exploiting a natural phenomenon known as gravitational lensing, to learn not only what is inside the clusters but also what is beyond them. The clusters are among the most massive assemblages of matter known, and their gravitational fields can be used to brighten and magnify more distant galaxies so they can be observed."

Basically NASA is using gravity as a type of natural zoom lense.  

The Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra space telescopes are all part of the mission. 

John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. says "Each observatory collects images using different wavelengths of light with the result that we get a much deeper understanding of the underlying physics of these celestial objects."

For images and more information about The Frontier Fields, visit: http://hubblesite.org/news/2013/44 .


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