• Is it ot matter getting darker ?
    righ before our eyes !????
    ... - Yorick...

Weak Lensing

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The dark matter that holds the universe together is almost invisible. Almost, because it acts like a lens distorting the images of distant galaxies. There are plans to bulid a 3 Gpixel (!) camera with a whopping big zoom to find dark matter this way.

KarmenRose, Irina Souiki, jam-L, and 134 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. willnotmove 89 months ago | reply

    There is a physics photo contest if i remember correctly (physics undergrad, I am). I think it was done by the Optical Society of America. This would be a damn good photo to enter, I think.

    here is the link to the winners, and I personally think this stands a good shot a beating those. I mean, come on! dielectric films!? this seems cooler to me.

  2. Incessant Flux 88 months ago | reply

    The droplet is so amazingly perfect. Gold and purple make such good compliments for each other.

  3. Ashwin75 84 months ago | reply

    Beautiful, Your lens zooms into the universe :)

  4. Sebastian- 74 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Science in pictures, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  5. oboejoe92 74 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Words Speak, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  6. schoeband 74 months ago | reply

    Ok, I saw the integral as well, but integrals make me all but happy. I still wonder how I got through my country's Institute of Technology, given my limited mathematical skills.
    Well, the focus of this picture is on "lenses", so that makes me very happy!

  7. darkmatter 74 months ago | reply

    well, these are gravitational lenses - too big for your camera bag. ETH?

  8. VanessaU 65 months ago | reply

    this is great! i will try this one day... :) great stream btw :)

  9. supermuch 64 months ago | reply

    Really nice concept! Great Shot.

  10. J Schoenfield 64 months ago | reply

    One of my favorite shots.

  11. DedeN. [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called *Simply Perfect* / Invited Photos Only, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  12. LucaRam (contattami su ipernity) 51 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Imaginātio, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  13. ISSAC Photography 39 months ago | reply

    Very creative! i love it!

  14. Wleadan 36 months ago | reply

    great idea !!

  15. smend2011 35 months ago | reply

    Excellent shot.

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