Happy Gravity Lens (2012)

My first attempt at processing the HLA archive data. I didn’t know exactly what I was doing, so I typed “cat” into the search box, and this is what I got. For a rather nonsensical search, I’ve come to realize this is actually a fairly nice gravity lens. Not only that, but it forms a smiley face.

Object name: SDSSJ1038+4849

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Copyright information:
Hubble data is public domain, but I put a lot of work into combining it into beautiful color images. The minimal credit line should read: NASA / ESA / J. Schmidt

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