NASA’s Hubble Telescope captures smiling face in space

The Hubble Telescope finally proves that when we stare at space, sometimes the galaxy smiles back. 


NASA’s Hubble Telescope has discovered everything from a cosmic bat shadow to a skull and crossbones nebula, so among all the spooky images it’s nice to spot a friendly face.

Taken with the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), this image posted on NASA’s site on Friday shows a formation of galaxies that look a lot like a smiling face.  

Look closely and you’ll see two yellow orbs above a an arc of light. 

“The lower, arc-shaped galaxy has the characteristic shape of a galaxy that has been gravitationally lensed — its light has passed near a massive object en route to us, causing it to become distorted and stretched out of shape,” according to a report on NASA’s website.

The smiley face, which is located in the galaxy cluster SDSS J0952+3434, was taken with the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).

This image was spotted in the Hubble Telescope’s mission to better understand how new stars are born throughout the cosmos. The high-powered WFC3 camera has such amazing resolution that it can locate regions of star formations so NASA scientists can better study them.

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