NASA's Hubble Telescope finds smiling face in space

  • NASA's Hubble Telescope finds smiling face in space

NASA's Hubble Telescope finds smiling face in space

The powerful telescope captured this pic to understand how new stars are born in the Universe.

On Saturday, it posted an image on its Instagram handle that showed two yellow orbs above an arc of light - painting a smiley face in space.

NASA revealed that the Hubble Telescope captured this image while exploring the space to know how new stars spring to life throughout the cosmos. Scientists say that "smiling mouth" in the photo turned out with the light from the galaxy, which passed by a massive object, causing distorted. Over time, these focal points become unstable, yielding to gravitational forces, until they become a kind of "seeds" that produce new stars.

WFC3 is able to view distant galaxies at an unprecedented resolution - high enough to locate and study regions of star formation within them. The star that gave rise to a unique cosmic phenomenon, is in the nebula Serpen at the distance of approximately 1300 light years from Earth. It's important to study stellar formation within different galaxies to gain a richer context, which is why Hubble had its gaze fixed on a galaxy cluster.

The Hubble Space Telescope has been in space, looking across the universe for almost 30 years.

He is arguably most famous for discovering that the universe is expanding and the rate at which is does so - now coined the Hubble constant.

Originally required to last 15 years, Hubble has now been at the forefront of scientific discovery for more than 28 years.

Hubble has the pointing accuracy of.007 arc seconds, which is like being able to shine a laser beam focused on Franklin D. Roosevelt's head on a dime roughly 200 miles away.