NASA has detected a smiley face in new galaxy

NASA has detected a smiley face in new galaxy

NASA has detected a smiley face in new galaxy

The smiling face is located in the galaxy cluster SDSS J0952+3434, and was shot with the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3).

The "eyes" of the smiley face are comprised of two yellow-hued blobs which hang atop a sweeping arc of light.

"The one below, an arc-shaped galaxy, has a shape characteristic of a galaxy that has been gravitationally stretched, its light has passed near a massive object en route to us, causing it to distort and stretch out of shape", as NASA said.

This optical phenomenon took place due to the birth of a new star when she came out of a giant cloud of gas, the so-called stellar nurseries.

"These massive clouds, or stellar nurseries, grow unstable and begin to collapse under gravity, becoming the seeds that will grow into new stars."


Recently, using the data collected by Hubble and Kepler telescope, a team of researchers at the Columbia University found the evidence of the first moon outside the solar system. How many of those stars have planets in orbit, and how many of those planets are like Earth?

Launched in 1990, Hubble Space Telescope is created to study distant objects and allows researchers to peer deeper into the early Universe than would otherwise be possible with conventional telescopes.

It is named after famed astronomer Edwin Hubble who was born in Missouri in 1889. So gravitational lensing acts as a kind of magnifying glass for dim, far away galaxies and allows researchers to observe them easily.

Earlier, scientists have uncovered the mystery of black holes in the Universe.

Hubble's primary mirror is 2.4 meters (7 feet, 10.5 inches) across and in total is 13.3 meters (43.5 feet) long - the length of a large school bus.

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