Outer Space Sports a Wide Grin; Hubble Space Telescope Image Reveals Smiley from Up Above

February 11, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Some say a smile can take you out of this world. But now it’s proved that a smile can come from even out of this world.

In the rarest of rare pictures clicked, a cluster of galaxies from the outer space now proves that they are far more photogenic than we expect them to be.

In the contest titled Hidden Treasures which lets people put up the processed images from the Hubble database, Jude Schmidt has found a rare smiley emoticon that has been sent from the galactic world far away from us.

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The massive cluster named SDSS J1038+4849, is the one that has beamed in the form of a round smiley-face with a grin as wide as it could get.

Those are no signs of extraterrestrial life, and if you would be digging deeper into the secrets behind the smiling face, it’s the phenomenon known as gravitational lensing that has put up a face beneath two massive galaxy cluster, which themselves formed the eye part in the smiley.

This phenomenon occurs due to the strong gravitational pull between to such massive clusters, distorting even the space and time around it. The smiley round face is the Einstein Ring, occurring along with the bending of light.

Hubble Space Telescope, which has been filled with over million images covered over the past twenty years, has been thrown open to the public for accessing the unprocessed images captured.

Hidden Treasures lets contestants to put up the processed images that are not yet revealed to the public, out of which Schmidt’s entry now seems to be the ‘happiest’ one captured by Hubble.

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