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NASA Hubble telescope eyes creepy space 'face' for Halloween

NASA Hubble telescope eyes creepy area ‘face’ for Halloween

The Hubble Space Telescope sure knows how to well-known Halloween. Last year, it spotted a bat shadow and a ghost nebula. This year, it’s a haunting face with glowing eyes.

What looks like a deformed head or a ghostly alien face is actually two galaxies in the procedure of colliding with each other. 

“Each ‘eye’ is the keen core of a galaxy, the result of one galaxy slamming into another,” NASA said in a drop Monday. “The outline of the face is a ring of young blue stars. Other clumps of new stars form a nose and mouth.”  

This galaxy regulations is called Arp-Madore 2026-424 and it’s located 704 million light-years away. The head-on Break created the unusual ring shape. “Ring galaxies are rare, and only a few hundred of them space in our larger cosmic neighborhood,” ESA said on its Hubble site. NASA and ESA jointly usage Hubble.

This spooky space facade won’t last forever. The two galaxies will eventually merge, but that’s 1 or 2 billion ages away from happening. We’re just lucky to see this cosmic cosplay in action.