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Image of the Day: Hubble's cosmic "smiley face" photo

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Feb 18, 2015, 12:09 PM EST (Updated)

Check out this galactic happy face captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and released last week by the ESA.  This shimmering image of galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 is formed by two brilliant galaxies representing the eyes and the curved, arcing effect created by gravitational lensing simulating the sunny smile.  With all the violent and cataclysmic forces at work in our universe, it's comforting to know someone out there has a sense of humor.

(Via USA Today)