After NASA’s latest Hubble camera installation in 2009, they’ve been eager to get images from space at the much higher resolutions it provides. Not long ago, they revisited the historic Pillars of Creation and got some incredible shots. Shortly thereafter, NASA sent the Hubble back out and published an unbelievable discovery.
The high-resolution camera captured a large cluster of galaxies in the shape of a smiley face, which is actually a result of a phenomenon called strong gravitational lensing. This phenomenon causes space-time to warp and distort surrounding light.
In any case, the photograph is astonishing.