NASAs Hubble Space Telescope captures creepy smiling face amidst stars

What Caused This Smiley In Space? NASA Explains

What Caused This Smiley In Space? NASA Explains

Hubble has the pointing accuracy of.007 arc seconds, which is like being able to shine a laser beam focused on Franklin D. Roosevelt's head on a dime roughly 200 miles away. The picture was published on the official website of the telescope. Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 is capable of seeing distant galaxies in unparalleled resolution, yet, high enough to locate and study regions where new stars are forming.

Surrounded by a patch of space filled with galaxies of all shapes, colors and sizes, the image reveals two yellow-hued blobs hang atop a sweeping arc of light. The researchers considered that the effect of the "smiley" created two stars and the nearby galaxy ("mouth"), the shape of which is distorted and stretched due to the passage of the massive source of gravity.

"Lower bow-shaped galaxy has a shape which is characteristic of gravitational lensing".

The Hubble Space Telescopehas bounced back from its recent shutdown - and found what looks uncannily like a smiling face in space.

As per NASA, stars take birth within a giant cloud of gas which they call stellar nurseries. The lifetime of the young stars is very small in astronomical terms - just a few million years.

The Hubble Space Telescope has been in space, looking across the universe for almost 30 years.

The powerful telescope captured this image in an effort to understand how new stars spring to life throughout the cosmos.

The Hubble telescope returned to normal operations on October 26 after successfully recovering a backup gyroscope replacing a failed in October.