Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
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NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope captures creepy smiling face amidst

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope captures creepy smiling face amidst

Galaxy clusters are some of the most massive structures in the universe that are bound together by gravity.

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.

The agency posted an image of the galaxy on its Instagram handle that showed two yellow orbs above an arc of light - painting a smiley in space.

According to the US space agency, the lower arc is created by gravitational lensing - an effect caused by light getting deformed due to the influence of a massive object on its path. In this case, a light from a far-away galaxy is being distorted by an unidentified object, causing it to look like a mouth.

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.


By analysing the luminosity, size and formation rate of young stars in images like these, researchers at NASA hope to better understand how stars are formed in the cold and dusty corners of the Universe.

WFC3 is able to view distant galaxies at an unprecedented resolution - high enough to locate and study regions of star formation within them.

When stars are born, they emerge from giant clouds of gas, called stellar nurseries.

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.

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