NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope captures creepy smiling face amidst

Postado Novembro 07, 2018

NASA hopes to analyze the luminosity, the size, and the rate of formation of stars in different stellar nurseries from various points in time throughout the universe.

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.

NASA revealed that the Hubble Telescope captured this image while exploring the space to know how new stars spring to life throughout the cosmos.

"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.

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).

Stars are born within giant clouds of gas.

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. These stellar nurseries usually grow unstable and will later collapse under gravity that will, in turn, emerge as the seeds that will grow into new stars. The star that gave rise to a unique cosmic phenomenon, is in the nebula Serpen at the distance of approximately 1300 light years from Earth. With years of experience, she is able to spot the most interesting new achievements of scientists around the world and cover them in easy to understand reporting.

Hubble has made more than 1.3 million observations since its mission began in 1990 and helped publish more than 15,000 scientific papers.

Far away galaxies smiling back at Hubble.