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'Smiling' galaxies spotted in Hubble image

'Smiling' galaxies spotted in Hubble image Credit: NASA & ESA

An image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope appears to show a smiling face made of galaxies.

Galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 seems to be enjoying a cosmic joke in the picture.

The bright orange eyes are in fact two very bright galaxies and the smile lines are formed by strong gravitational lensing caused by the large galaxies.

The image also shows an Einstein Ring due to the gravitational forces an the angle the telescope was observing the galaxy cluster.