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Tech & Science Hubble Telescope spots smiling face staring back at it in search for newborn stars

02:50  05 november  2018
02:50  05 november  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

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The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains in operation. Although not the first space telescope

Searching for newborn stars , the high-powered telescope spots a very happy-looking galaxy. This image was spotted as part of Hubble mission to better understand how new stars are born . The high-powered WFC3 camera has such amazing resolution that it can locate regions of star formations so

Hubble Telescope spots smiling face staring back at it in search for newborn stars© Provided by ABC News The face's smile is caused by an arc of light bending as it passes a massive object, causing it to distort. The Hubble Telescope has stared into the abyss, and the abyss has stared back in the form of a smiling face in space found during a search for new galaxies and stars.

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.

The arc of light, NASA says, is due to the light passing a massive gravity source, causing it to bend.

"The lower, arc-shaped galaxy has the characteristic shape of a galaxy that has been gravitationally lensed — its light has passed near a massive object en route to us, causing it to become distorted and stretched out of shape," NASA said.

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Hubble Telescope Spots an Emoticon in Outer Space . Galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849. In the center of this Hubble Telescope image is the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 — and it appears to be smiling back at However, Hubble opens up its massive database to the public to search through.

The heavens are smiling back at mankind through a star constellation discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope , which captured an image of a The smiley picture is just one of thousands within the Hubble database that have now been made public. This particular image was discovered by Judy

The face is located in the galaxy cluster SDSS J0952+3434. The image was taken in NASA's bid to better understand how stars are born.

"Stars are born within giant clouds of gas," NASA said.

"These massive clouds, or stellar nurseries, grow unstable and begin to collapse under gravity, becoming the seeds that will grow into new stars.

By analysing the luminosity, size and formation rate of different stellar nurseries, scientists hope to learn more about the processes that can lead to the formation of a newborn star.

"Studying nurseries within different galaxies will provide information about star formation at different points in time and space throughout the universe."

The Hubble Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) is able to view distant galaxies at an incredible resolution, high enough to locate and study regions of star formation.

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