Phil Plait, writing at Bad Astronomy:
Well, that’s it. Now I’ve seen everything.
Hubble has spotted a galaxy shaped like one of the aliens from the game “Space Invaders”.
I have to admit, it’s a good resemblance. I love how the galaxy itself looks more sinister than the 8-bit game character. If I had been in charge of this Hubble observation, I probably would’ve wet myself laughing.
But this is more than just a geek gaming icon. There’s real science here, and it’s very cool.
Follow the link above to see the image and Plait’s great explanation of the amazing science behind it.