A multinational team of astronomers have found a new Einstein Ring, a rare image of a distant galaxy lensed by gravity. The scientists, from Spain, Italy and the USA, report their discovery in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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Ms Bettinelli is supervised by Dr Santi Cassisi and Dr Hidalgo. Another PhD student, Matteo Simioni, carried out further analysis, under the supervision of Dr Aparicio and Giampaolo Piotto of the University of Padua.
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