Hubble telescope finds a smile in space

February 10, 2015 3:07 PM

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The universe is smiling down on us—almost literally. The Hubble Telescope has captured a "smiley face" in space: two bright yellow eyes (a cluster of galaxies called SDSS J1038+4849), a white nose, and a faint smile and incomplete circle around the entire face.

But those curving lines "don't exist—or at least not in the form that we see them in the photo," writes Michelle Starr at CNET. As reports, galaxy clusters have a mammoth gravitational pull, and at Slate, astronomer Phil Plait explains why in pretty easy-to-understand terms: The c...

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