Hubble Telescope Captures A Smiley Face In Outer Space

Posted By Staff

Date: February 12th, 2015

Category: Science

face smileThe Hubble Space Telescope snapped a shot of galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 in which the cluster appears to be looking back.

Two bright dots look like eyes, another like a nose, and curved lines of light create a mouth and the outline of a face.

Altogether, they create the impression of a happy face in the galaxy cluster.

In reality, the two “eyes” are each a distant galaxy, and the curved lines come from light that has been bent by gravity around the galaxy cluster — an effect known as gravitational lensing.  More

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