NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Captured a Deep Space "Smiling Face"


However, in among the many galaxies, "is a formation of galaxies akin to a smiling face" NASA says.

In an image posted to NASA's website, two yellow lights can be seen above an arc of light, painting a smiley face in the middle of a sea of stars.

NASA's Hubble Telescope has captured several spooky space images in the past which includes a cosmic bat shadow and a weird shaped skull.

According to the USA 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.

When stars are born, they come out of giant clouds of gas, the so-called stellar nurseries. 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.

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New image taken by Hubble shows a patch of space filled with galaxies of all shapes, colors and sizes. 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. "Studying nurseries within different galaxies will provide information about star formation at different points in time and space throughout the universe", added NASA.

Earlier it was reported that scientists have discovered the brightest supernova in the Universe.

Originally set to last 15 years, Hubble has now been in action making scientific discoveries for more than 28 years.

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.