NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a formation of galaxies that looks like a smiling face, said the USA space agency.
Here, nestled among a sea of galaxies, is a clear and unmistakable smiley face - two bright blobs suspended above a streak of light. Under it is another source of light arching like a little smile.
The sweeping arc of light that makes up the mouth appears to be pulled out of shape due to the strong gravitational forces distorting its light.
According to the USA space agency, the lower arc is created by gravitational lensing - an effect caused by light getting deformed due to the influence of a massive object on its path. Because of its position, the space telescope can see and capture the effect, which cannot be detected by ground-based observatories.
NASA says, 'Stars are born within giant clouds of gas.
By analysing the luminosity, size and formation rate of young stars in images like these, researchers at NASA hope to better understand how stars are formed in the cold and dusty corners of the Universe.
Studying nurseries within different galaxies will provide information about star formation at different points in time and space throughout the universe.
The photo was published a few days after the Hubble Space Telescope had returned to its normal science operations following a gyroscope malfunction.
The Hubble telescope was launched on April 24, 1990, via the space shuttle Discovery from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.