Hubble discovers Space Invader near distant galaxy
Uh, guys? Keep working on that global warming thing, but we may soon have bigger problems on our hands. Look what the Hubble space telescope just turned up near the Abell 68 cluster of galaxies:
Here’s another view:
The real explanation is maybe even cooler than “’80s video games come to life” (although less reminiscent of a Futurama episode). Because gravity can bend light, the gravitational field around the galaxies in the foreground of this picture distorts the image of galaxies that are further away. That’s what turns an innocuous spiral galaxy into a terrifying arcade-game threat.
At least, that’s what they’re TELLING us.
Gravitational Lens Creates Cartoon of Space Invader, Newswise Sciwire.