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NASA captures image of galaxy-sized 'Space Invader'
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(National Post) NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured what looks to be the titular alien from the 1978 video game classic Space Invaders.
NASA’s explanation of the image is that “The gravitational field surrounding this massive cluster of galaxies, Abell 68, acts as a natural lens in space to brighten and magnify the light coming from very distant background galaxies.” That same field mirrored and distorted the image of a spiral galaxy so that it looked like the iconic pixelated space creature.
Another, less distorted and mirrored image of the same galaxy can be seen slightly below and to the left of the “space invader” image.
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