Surrounded by a patch of space filled with galaxies of all shapes, colors and sizes, the image reveals two yellow-hued blobs hang atop a sweeping arc of light.
"Lower bow-shaped galaxy has a shape which is characteristic of gravitational lensing". In this case, a light from a far-away galaxy is being distorted by an unidentified object, causing it to look like a mouth.
After an issue at one of its gyroscopes, NASA's Hubble space telescope went back online and has been running in its normal mode since on October 26th, after the NASA scientists successfully conducted the recovery of the faulty gyroscope that caused Hubble to go into "Safe Mode" about three weeks earlier. The image was taken in NASA's bid to better understand how stars are born.
As per NASA, stars take birth within a giant cloud of gas which they call stellar nurseries. Using the telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), the Hubble could easily view distant galaxies at an impeccable resolution.
When NASA peers into the sky with any of its various telescopes, there's always the chance that scientists will spot something they've never seen before.
Studying nurseries within different galaxies will provide information about star formation at different points in time and space throughout the universe.
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He is arguably most famous for discovering that the universe is expanding and the rate at which is does so - now coined the Hubble constant.