Hubble Telescope spots a gigantic ‘smile’ in deep space

A galaxy cluster "smiles" at the Hubble Telescope. Photo: NASA/ESA

The Hubble Telescope captured an image of an enormous galaxy cluster which to be smiling at its galactic . elaborates:

“In the case of this ‘happy face’, the two are very galaxies and the misleading lines are actually arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing.

Galaxy clusters are the most massive in the Universe and exert such a gravitational pull that they warp the spacetime around them and act as cosmic lenses which can magnify, distort and bend the light behind them.”

Judy Schmidt the cheery phenomena while skimming through Hubble’s science archives and entered the image into “Hubble’s Hidden Treasures” contest. NASA the image Monday. 

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