When You See This NASA Photo, You're Definitely Going to Grin

Say cheese.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped this awesome photo of a galaxy cluster that looks exactly like a giant smiley face. The cluster is dubbed SDSS J1038+4849. 

According to NASA, the two would-be eyeballs of the smiley face are really a pair of faraway galaxies. Its grin is the result of the galaxy cluster's huge gravitation fields bending the light and creating a lens-like effect that, in context, looks almost like a mouth. 

They're definitely the happiest interstellar duo we've ever seen.


As so many scientists, from Neil DeGrasse Tyson to Carl Sagan, have reminded us, the universe, despite its vastness, is actually a pretty connected place. 

It's nice to know that there are faraway galaxies smiling down on us from across space.

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