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

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

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

Hubble Space Telescope returned to normal operations on October 26 after successfully recovering a backup gyroscope that had replaced a failed one three weeks earlier. It showed a distant galaxy cluster seemingly forming a face. In an image posted on the NASA web page, two yellow orbits can be seen over an arc of light painting a smiling face in the middle of an ocean of stars.

The Hubble Space Telescope captured the photo while surveying the region to further understand the processes that allow the formation of new stars across the universe. In this case, a light from a far-away galaxy is being distorted by an unidentified object, causing it to look like a mouth. This effect is known as gravitational lensing and requires that the three participants (the light source, the massive structure, and the observer - which is on Earth) be aligned in a straight-line configuration called a syzygy.

Stars are born within giant clouds of gas.

NASA's Hubble Telescope has captured several spooky space images in the past which includes a cosmic bat shadow and a weird shaped skull. Using the telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), the Hubble could easily view distant galaxies at an impeccable resolution. The orbiting observatory was forced to suspend its operation due to a gyroscope failure.

Peering into the lives of other galaxies can shed light on how gas is transformed into giant stars through time and space.

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He is arguably most famous for discovering that the universe is expanding and the rate at which is does so - now coined the Hubble constant.

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