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The universe is smiling at us

Hubble-smiling

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Far away in a distant galaxy, there is a beaming face smiling back at us.

Hubble scientists recently discovered this galaxy cluster — massive structures that exert a gravitational pull strong enough to warp the spacetime around them (nbd) — that resembles a face with two bright eyes, a button nose and a smile

A smiling lens

In the center of this image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the galaxy cluster SDSS J10384849.

Image: NASA/ESA

But there is, of course, a reason for this (because science!). The curving image that resembles a grin is an effect called gravitational lensing, which is essentially light bending. Here’s how NASA explains it : Read more…

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