The Hubble telescope recorded galactic "smiley"

What Caused This Smiley In Space? NASA Explains

Hubble Telescope spots smiling face staring back at it in search for newborn stars - World News

The picture was taken using the WFC3 camera of the Hubble telescope.

In an image posted to NASA's website, two yellow lights can be seen above an arc of light, painting a smiley face in the middle of a sea of stars.

The sweeping arc of light that makes up the mouth appears to be pulled out of shape due to the strong gravitational forces distorting its light.

The face is located in the galaxy cluster SDSS J0952+3434.

But the "smile" is actually evidence of a phenomenon known as "gravitational lensing" - wherelight is "bent" by the gravity of massive objects in the foreground on its way towards us. "Its light passed close to a massive object on the way to us, with the result that it became distorted and stretched", reported NASA astronomers.

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Stars are born within giant clouds of gas.

Scientists from NASA said that with the assistance of the powerful Hubble telescope, they are able to get some pretty interesting information that is message from space. New stars are formed over the course of millions of years.

The Hubble telescope was launched on April 24, 1990, via the space shuttle Discovery from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

NASA's Hubble Telescope has captured several spooky space images in the past which includes a cosmic bat shadow and a weird shaped skull.

After an issue at one of its gyroscopes, NASA's Hubble space telescope went back online and has been running in its normal mode since on October 26th, after the NASA scientists successfully conducted the recovery of the faulty gyroscope that caused Hubble to go into "Safe Mode" about three weeks earlier.

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