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The James Webb Space Telescope captured an image of quasar RX J1131-1231, located six billion light-years away, appearing as a sparkling jeweled ring due to gravitational lensing by a nearby elliptical galaxy. This phenomenon warps the quasar’s light, creating a bright arc with duplicate views. Quasars, powered by gas and dust falling into supermassive black holes, shine brightly, and gravitational lensing allows astronomers to study regions near these black holes. The elliptical galaxy, seen as a small blue dot, acts as a natural telescope, magnifying the distant quasar’s light.

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