NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Captures a Galactic Smiley Face

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Captures a Galactic Smiley Face

The heaven is saying cheese to mankind through a star constellation that was discovered by the NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The telescope captured an image that depicted serendipitous arrangement of the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849.

The smiley picture is one of the thousands that are found in the Hubble database and have now been made public. This smiley face image was discovered by Judy Smith, through the Hubble's 'Hidden Treasures' image processing competition.

It is a special case of gravitational lensing, in which the bending of light, by the gravity, around SDSS J1038+4849 produced a ring, called an Einstein Ring, just like the outline of a face captured in this Hubble photo.

This is an exciting phenomenon, the complete magnitude if the features of face can be the most awe-inspiring part of this cosmic face. This phenomenon can be easily predicted by the Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.

According to the information given on ESA's Hubble page, the smiley face was made up of two radiant galaxies as the 'eyes', and part of an Einstein Ring as the 'mouth'.

Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 and Wide Field Camera 3 captured the beautiful smile face image originally.

The detection of smiling face in an object that doesn't relate to human face at all is an example of pareidolia. Sometimes the mind sees a human face even when the conscious mind knows that there is no such face, as in SDSS J1038+4849.

The Hubble team processes data of amazing images and publishes them every week. They have a huge archive of everything that Hubble has recorded.

There are billions of stars in the galaxy. They have made the galaxy so huge that they bend space time by itself and create Einstein Ring forming different shapes.


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