NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures creepy smiling face amidst stars

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 05, 2018 14:14 hrs
Kepler Space Telescope (AP photo)

Washington: It seems Halloween is not over for the galaxy as NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured what looks like a smiling face, albeit creepy, in a cluster of new stars.

The image was captured from the telescope's wide field camera 3 and shows a patch of space filled with galaxies of all shapes, colours, and sizes, many of which belong to the galaxy cluster SDSS J0952+3434.

As NASA explains in its blog, amidst the twinkling lights, the telescope captured a formation of galaxies resembling a smiling face. Two yellow-hued blobs atop a sweeping arc of light.

The arc-shaped galaxy is due to it being gravitationally lensed, which basically means its light passed near a massive object causing it to become distorted and stretched out of shape.



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