Smiley Face Galaxy Cluster SDSS J1038+4849 (try saying that after a few to many) has been found in the Hubble archives. Imagine what else could be lurking in there!

 In the center of this image, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, is the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 — and it seems to be smiling. Photo: NASA & ESA / Judy Schmidt

In the center of this image, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, is the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 — and it seems to be smiling. Photo: NASA & ESA / Judy Schmidt

This adorable image — in which the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 seems to be smiling at the camera — comes courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. It was spotted by Judy Schmidt, who submitted a version of the image to the Hubble’s Hidden Treasures image processing competition, where anyone can sift through the Hubble’s massive data pools to highlight hitherto ignored sights from the stars.

Source: smh.com.au

Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.